Our Fort Worth Criminal Attorney Discusses Invoking the Right to Counsel

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Brenna Mills
February 25, 2016

Once you are given your Miranda warnings, you have the right to a lawyer, according to the Constitution. Our Fort Worth criminal attorney strongly advises clients to take advantage of the Fifth Amendment and protect their right to counsel.

Stopping Interrogation

As soon as you ask for a Fort Worth criminal attorney, the police must immediately stop questioning, and they may not legally ask you any further questions until he or she arrives. If they continue to pursue questioning despite your request, all statements that you make are considered involuntary and will not be admissible in court. The right to counsel protects you from questioning by any police officers about any offense, even if you are under arrest for a different offense. For example, if you were arrested for allegedly committing a robbery on Feb. 10, 2016, the police cannot ask you about different robberies committed on other dates that they suspect you committed without your attorney present.

Invoking Your Right to Counsel

Your Fort Worth criminal attorney cannot invoke your rights for you; you must speak up in order to protect yourself. You should also wait until you are actually detained and questioned to invoke your rights. You might want to keep your lawyer’s business card in your purse or wallet so that you can hand the authorities his card and refuse to answer questions without him present.

Call Our Fort Worth Criminal Attorney at (877) 208-3382

If you feel that law enforcement violated your right to counsel, contact our Fort Worth criminal attorney at the Law Office of Bryan P. Hoeller.

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