Is Miranda Necessary?

Many people wrongfully believe that a person must receive the well-known “Miranda” warning when he or she is questioned by law enforcement agents or police. While this can get far more technical, be aware that if you have not been arrested then you will not be “Mirandized.” Any conversation you have with law enforcement when

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Initial Contact With Law Enforcement

If the FBI, DEA, Secret Service or Homeland Security come to talk to you about something you may have done, beware. First, no matter how friendly or cordial the agents may be, this is not a social visit. They are there for one reason only: to gather evidence for a potential criminal indictment. If the

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Searches & Your Rights.

Any encounter with law enforcement is very serious and potentially life-changing, no matter how routine it may seem. Even if you are the subject of a traffic stop for a minor violation, you should always be on your guard for the coming questions. Once you are restored of your license, insurance and, if taken, your

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