Clearwater Florida Arrest?
If you have been arrested in Clearwater, Florida, then you need to contact a Clearwater criminal lawyer, Larry Sandefer. Larry has over 30 years of trial experience and is a former Prosecutor, Lead Trial Attorney and Division Director.
What Rights do you Have?
You have certain rights when you are arrested regardless of whether you are an adult, juvenile, a citizen, or non-citizen. If you are in custody before a law enforcement officer may question you, he or she should advise you of your right to remain silent, that anything you say may be used against you, that you have the right to have a lawyer present while you are being questioned, and if you cannot afford an attorney that one will be appointed for you.
These are your “Miranda Rights.” They are guaranteed by the US Constitution. If you are not given these warnings, and you are in custody, it is possible that your Criminal Defense Attorney can file a motion that any statements that you made to the police may not be used against you in Court. You should keep in mind, however, that even if statements are “suppressed” that the case still may not be dismissed. There are many other issues you will need to discuss with your attorney.