Understanding Your Rights
Don't Give Your Rights Away! Call a Englewood Criminal Defense Lawyer
Every person, whether a U.S. citizen or not, has certain rights under the
Constitution, no matter the seriousness of the charge they are facing.
It is important that you understand these rights and how important they
are to your defense. Exercising your rights can mean the difference between
freedom and prison.
Everyone has heard of Miranda rights. Usually they are being read to someone
on a cop show as he or she is being put into handcuffs. This law is based
on the U.S. Supreme Court case of
Miranda v. Arizona which determined that based on the Fifth Amendment, upon being placed
in police custody, a person must be informed of his or her right not to
make any self-incriminating statements.
As a result of this case, any person in police custody must be told the
- You have the right to remain silent
- Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law
- You have the right to an attorney
- If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you
The first of these rights may be the most important, followed by the third.
You have the right to remain silent. You don't have to tell the police
anything. You also have the right to an attorney. That includes having
an attorney present if you do choose to talk to the police.
Before you speak to the police or make any decisions that may threaten
your freedom, call Alan M. Liebowitz, Esq., at (201) 340-9338. Having
an experienced trial attorney who will aggressively defend your rights
can change things to your advantage.
Work with an Experienced Englewood Criminal Defense Lawyer
Understanding your rights is key to your defense. If you know what you
can and cannot say no to, a competent, knowledgeable attorney can help
you by showing where those rights were violated.
Unlawful Search and Seizure
Unlike what many movies and television shows seem to portray, the police
do not have the right to bust down your door or pull you over without
probable cause. Police procedure requires that very strict guidelines
are followed to protect the citizens of New Jersey from unwarranted abuse
of their privacy. If a police officer asks to search your car or your
house, you are allowed to say no and insist that they return with a search
warrant. Alan M. Liebowitz, Esq., will help you enforce that right and
will show how the police may have violated your right to privacy.
Contact the law office of Alan M. Liebowitz, Esq., LLC for your
free consultation today.