What Are Your Miranda Rights?

If you have been questioned, detained or arrested in New York and the police or other law enforcement officers have not properly provided you with your Miranda rights, any incriminating statements you made may be able to be excluded from court if you are prosecuted. Schedule a free consultation with experienced Long Island criminal defense attorney Michaelangelo Matera for aggressive representation with a proven track record of success.


People typically know of different aspects of the criminal law that they see on TV or see in movies. One of those areas is the famous Miranda rights. In other words, your right to remain silent prior to having the ability to take any statements from an individual who’s in custody, an officer is required to read these Miranda warnings.

In other words, the right to remain silent. It’s always advisable that you remain silent and you ask immediately for an attorney. Once you ask for an attorney, the officer is no longer permitted to ask you any questions whatsoever until you have the opportunity to contact your attorney, and your attorney has an opportunity to arrive over at the precinct or wherever else the officer may be located.

When people are facing difficult legal situations what matters is results. At The Matera Law Firm, we have over 25 years of experience helping people when they need it most. As former prosecutors, we know how the other side of the courtroom is going to be looking at our clients’ cases. Further, that trial experience has allowed us to generate positive results for all of our clients over the years.

If you or someone you love was arrested and not read their Miranda rights, they should speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to preserve your rights. Contact us today for a free confidential consultation. We proudly serve Suffolk County, Nassau County, Long Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, and throughout New York State.

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