What rights do I have when I have been arrested?

Anyone who has been arrested for a crime has certain rights that protect him or her from unjust police procedures or abuse. If you are arrested and police want to question you, you will be read the Miranda warning, which includes:

  • You have the right to remain silent
  • You have the right to consult with an attorney and to have that attorney present during questioning
  • You have the right to a court appointed attorney if you cannot afford one

In addition to these rights, you are also legally protected from improper search and seizure, meaning that police cannot search you or your property without probable cause.

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, Dallas criminal attorney Mark T. Lassiter is prepared to fight on your behalf to protect your rights and defend your case. To discuss the specifics of your case, contact the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today at 214-845-7007.


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