5th Amendment

Purpose of police reading a suspect his rights

December 23, 2011
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Everyone has seen it on TV. When a person gets arrested, the police read him his rights. Only a rule this simple could cause so much confusion among people who have been arrested. The rights everyone is referring to are those provided by the Supreme Court in the Miranda decision. Miranda was a defendant in […]

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Can the victim make the State drop charges in a domestic battery case?

February 3, 2011
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Many people believe that if they are the victim of a domestic violence incident, they can choose whether to press charges. During the course of a domestic altercation, they call 911 wanting the police to show up and calm the situation. In many instances, they do not want the defendant to be arrested. But once […]

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