Where And How Do Miranda Rights Enter Into Drug Related DUIs?
The Miranda rights are not necessary in a DUI case. The police officer has pulled you over with a suspicion that you were drinking and driving. The officers can go through a probable cause analysis and gather enough probable cause to arrest you without having to read you your Miranda rights.
This is probably the most common misconception from the public about this case. During almost every DUI case, they don’t read you your Miranda rights. In probably 80 or 90 percent of the cases, people ask the question, “They didn’t read me my Miranda rights?”
It is a good question, but it’s funny how many people are infatuated with that facet when it’s not even applicable in a DUI case.
What Qualifications Should I Look for in an Attorney?
As every year passes, the practice of law becomes more specialized. At this point, so many areas of law exist. Lawyers are choosing to focus their practices more and more on just one area of the law.
I would want to interview a lawyer and make sure he or she devotes a significant amount of time to Criminal Defense and, most specifically, to DUI defense. DUI is a subset of criminal law that is as specialized as any other area of the law.
Many of the case holdings have different interpretations of the law and different factors involved in how the police are successful or not in making an appropriate DUI arrests. Only lawyers who devote a significant amount of time and resources defending people charged with DUI can synthesize it all.
Thus, I would want a lawyer who devoted most of his time to Criminal defense and DUI defense.
Anything Else You Want People to Know About DUIs?
I can’t say this too many times. If you have been arrested for a drug-related DUI, you need to talk to a lawyer. Reading something on the Internet, reading an article, reading an interview, or reading pages on a website will not help you. You should go to court with a lawyer for the best chances to succeed in a drug-related DUI case.
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