Your First Line Of Defense Is To Remain Silent!
A statement of an accused may be used if it appears that it was freely and voluntarily made without compulsion or persuasion.
No statement by the accused as a result of custodial interrogation is admissible unless:
Prior to making the statement the accused received a warning that:
- You have the right to remain silent and not make any statement at all and that any statement you make may be used against you at trial;
- Any statement you make may be used as evidence in court;
- You have the right to have a lawyer present to advise you prior to and during any questioning;
- If unable to employ a lawyer you have a right to have a lawyer appointed to advise you prior or during questioning;
- You have the right to terminate the interview at any time.