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St. Petersburg, FL 33702
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Have you ever watched criminal charges dismissed by a Judge in a Hollywood movie after it is revealed that the police failed to read the suspect his Miranda Rights?
The truth of the matter is that the law limits your remedy in such cases to only suppression of the statements you have made.
If you are in custody and the police want to question you, they must first read you your Miranda rights. Failure to do so will not necessitate the dismissal of charges, but it may cause any statements made by you to be ruled inadmissible against you in Court. (The Prosecutor can still attempt to prove the case against you, but he must do so with other evidence.) Suppressing statements or admissions made by you may damage the Prosecutor’s case. Accordingly, your Fifth Amendment Right Against Self Incrimination, and the Miranda warnings that remind you of same should not be taken lightly.
We are experienced criminal defense attorneys who can properly evaluate the facts and circumstances of your case to determine if the reading of Miranda warnings was required in your case. We can also evaluate your case to discover defenses and formulate a strategy designed to achieve a positive outcome.