Know Your Rights

Your Miranda Rights are as follows:

  1. You have the right to remain silent.
  2. If you do say anything, what you say can be used against you in a court of law.
  3. You have the right to consult with an attorney and have the attorney present during any questioning.
  4. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you if you so desire.
  5. If you choose to talk to the police officer, you have the right to stop the interview at any time.

It is the advice of the Henry County Public Defender that if you are questioned by the police and you do not understand what is going on or are unsure if you are making an appropriate decision you should invoke your rights and remain silent until you have had an opportunity to speak with an attorney. If an officer states that you are free to go you should not remain or answer any further questions!