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Save your confession for your Deity

Save your confession for your Deity

In the criminal justice system, understanding and exercising your rights is important. Prior to any custodial interrogation by law enforcement, the person being interrogated must be informed of their rights. This is commonly known as your Miranda warnings. If you have watched a television crime show, chances are you are already aware of your rights. Even so, you must be informed that:

•· you have the right to remain silent, and anything that you say (or do) can be held against you in a court of law;

•· you have the right to have counsel present at the interrogation;

•· if you cannot afford counsel (you are indigent) the court will appoint counsel to represent you during interrogation.

Failing a roadside test while unimpaired

Although a law enforcement officer may think he or she has a valid reason to believe you may be driving under the influence of alcohol, there is a battery of tests that typically confirms or refutes the suspicion. Unfortunately, this Standardized Field Sobriety Test is not foolproof, and you run the risk of a DUI charge if you fail, even if you have not had a drop to drink.

AAA explains the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s three roadside tests that an officer may put you through, and what may cause a false positive.

What to do if you are arrested

Most people do not plan ahead for being arrested, but it does happen, and when it does, knowing what to do to protect yourself and your rights is vital, especially if you are going into a situation where there might be a high risk of arrest. That includes both situations where you might be arrested on pretexts, such as disturbing the peace, and those where you might expect to be arrested due to your role in a situation.

Conditions for arrest

You might not realize how often those risky activities occur. Common causes for an arrest include the following:

Chapter 7 bankruptcy vs. Chapter 13 bankruptcy: What are the differences?

When it comes to increasing your levels of stress, there are few things that do it more efficiently than financial troubles. Unfortunately, these types of issues are relatively common across the nation. While it may not be a perfect solution, declaring bankruptcy can provide people with relief from their debts and the stresses that come with them.

While no two situations are exactly the same, people often find themselves in similar circumstances. Once your exact situation has been taken into account, you may find that one form of bankruptcy is more beneficial than another. Each has its own pros and cons.

Stop creditor harassment for good

Constant phone calls from creditors won't help when you are behind on bills. They will just leave you feeling anxious and overwhelmed. There is a line when creditors step into the territory of harassment. They might start calling at late hours of the night, contacting your job, or even lying to you over the phone. Victims of this type of harassment should know that they are protected under federal law and can exercise their rights.

Know when creditors cross the line

It is important to understand the difference between what creditors can and cannot do when contacting you. Under the Fair Debt Collection Act collection agencies are prohibited by federal law against threatening, insulting, or misrepresenting information. They cannot lie about the amount that you owe or lie about who they are. If creditors are displaying this type of behavior then it is illegal.

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