Blog Posts Tagged with miranda

Why Staying Silent Could Be Your Best Defense

by: Matt Newburg

May 18, 2015 at 11:58 AM EDT

As a criminal defense lawyer, it is no surprise that I constantly tell my clients not to consent to a search and not to talk with authorities.  However, very rarely do I get the opportunity to tell this to the parents of kids who are in trouble.  The story is all too familiar.  A child gets in trouble at school or while they are hanging out with their friends and there becomes a time when that child's parents find out.  Naturally, the parents next reaction is to call either law...

Staying Silent is Your Best Defense

by: Matt Newburg

March 4, 2015 at 9:52 AM EST

Everyone knows about Miranda rights and everyone knows that, when questioned by police, they do not have to talk.  But why do so many defendants talk to the police even when they might be the target of an investigation?  Because they feel pressured to do so?  They were told by the police that if they talk nothing will happen to them?  Who knows.  What is clear is that silence is the best defense available to a criminal defendant.

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