8 Things You Need To Know About Your Miranda Rights – #6 Will ASTOUND YOU!

  1. You have the right to remain silent.
  2. Anything you say can be used against you in a court of law.
  3. Anything you say will be used against you in a court of law.
  4. You have the right to talk to a lawyer.
  5. You have a right to have a lawyer present with you while you are being questioned.
  6. You may not be able to afford to hire a lawyer, you poor bastard.
  7. If you cannot afford to hire a lawyer, a really crappy one will be appointed to represent you before any questioning.
  8. Unless you don’t want one. Then the police will lick their figurative chops, take maximum advantage of this terrible decision you have just made, and manipulate you into telling them everything, you idiot.

 

I’m in a goofy mood.  Sue me.

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Author: Paul Krendler

The Thinking Man’s Zombie

2 thoughts on “8 Things You Need To Know About Your Miranda Rights – #6 Will ASTOUND YOU!”

  1. Never talk to the police. Really. Been assigning this to students for years.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8z7NC5sgik

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    1. I like to think I'm pretty clever and smart. So the temptation to try to talk my way out of an arrest is strong.

      But the essence of wisdom is to recognize when the deck is stacked against you--a rank amateur--and you're going up against a team of trained professionals with decades of experience and the asymmetric advantage of being able to lie with impunity.

      Repeat after me: "I will be happy to cooperate by providing a written report of tonight's events, prepared in collaboration with my legal advisors. The sooner I can consult with them and get started writing, the sooner we can get this all cleared up."

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