The U.S. Constitution gives all people who are arrested the right to remain silent in order to avoid incriminating themselves following an arrest.
This right is contained in the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, and was further clarified in the famous Supreme Court case of Miranda v. Arizona.
The Miranda Warning
The standard Miranda warning is:
“You have the right to remain silent. Anything...Read More
While big jury verdicts make the headlines and get turned into television shows and movies, the reality is that most personal injury claims are resolved through settlements outside of the courtroom. With auto accidents, these settlements typically involve negotiations with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Depending on the facts of the case, however, there may be a number of other...Read More
If you have been injured in an auto accident, it is important to understand what lies ahead in terms of obtaining compensation for your losses. In this article, we take a look at two important concepts that relate to proving damages as a result of your collision.
The Burden of Proof
The first thing to understand about auto accident litigation is what is called, “burden of proof.” When thinking...Read More
In this article, we examine some of the complexities facing individuals who have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Florida.
Administrative and Criminal Driver’s License Suspensions
The first important point to understand about being arrested for DUI in Florida is that you face two potential driver’s license suspensions. The first is referred to as an “administrative...Read More
When someone gets arrested for a crime, their first question is often: “Am I going to be able to afford a lawyer to represent me?” However, once the reality of the situation sets in and you start to grasp the significant and long-term implications of a criminal conviction, the question should really become, “Can I afford not to get one?”
The Real Costs of Being Charged with a Crime
Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense and is dangerous both to you and others out on the road. According to the law, you should not drive if your blood alcohol concentration is 0.08 or more. If you live in Florida and a policeman pulls you over for a suspected DUI offense, you have the right to decline taking a blood or breath test. However, you should be aware that there are...Read More