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3 Facts You Should Know about Miranda Rights and DWI Arrests

When a person is arrested on DWI charges, they are granted a reminder of their rights as a prisoner by their arresting officer. Known as a Miranda warning, these are provided as a way to inform a defendant about what is required by law and what may be legally withheld. While this is a commonly known part of the arrest process, it is also frequently misunderstood.

If you have been arrested on DWI charges and need help defending your freedom, our experienced attorneys may be able to help you. To learn more about your options, contact Raleigh DWI attorney Jim Black by calling 919-600-4609.

Misconceptions about a Person’s Miranda Rights

The Miranda rights or Miranda warning is a reading of arrest-related rights that a defendant has during their criminal trial and throughout the arrest process. The following facts may clarify some of the misconceptions about this reading of rights:

  1. Miranda warnings are required when a person is in custody or stopped in traffic.
  2. Failure to read the rights disallows subsequent interrogation answers.
  3. Information can be given voluntarily without the reading of Miranda rights.

Knowing about these rights can help a defendant determine whether certain pieces of information can be used as evidence or not. This can drastically help a defendant’s case in some situations.

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A DWI arrest can have a massive impact on a person’s prospects professionally and personally. For more information regarding your defense options and the rights available to protect you, contact Raleigh DWI lawyer Jim Black at 919-600-4609 today.


"Jim, I just wanted to thank you again for everything you did for me. I am very happy about the outcome and would recommend you to anyone and everyone who has a DUI case. Two things that stuck out the most is your patience and honesty, you wanted the best for me and that was obvious."

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