Miranda Under Attack

The United States Supreme Court has yet again chipped away at a criminal defendant's 5th amendment rights.
The United States Supreme Court in two recent cases has begun to strip away the protections afforded by the 5th Amendment and the seminal Miranda v Arizona decision. 

In both Maryland v. Shatzer and Van Thompkins v. Michigan, the Court made it clear that in order to assert your rights to remain silent and to have counsel present at questioning, as guaranteed by the 5th Amendment of the United States Constitution, you must EXPRESSLY and UNEQUIVOCALLY say that you are invoking those rights - EACH AND EVERY TIME YOU ARE QUESTIONED.

At the Law Office of John Curnyn, to ensure that your rights are protected, we strongly suggest that you say the following - word for word - in the event that you are arrested:

I understand my constitutional rights to remain silent and to have an attorney present during any questioning.  I DO NOT give up these rights.  Please stop questioning me until my lawyer is present.



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