When you voluntarily go to the police station for questioning, the police have no legal duty to inform you of your right to remain silent or to have an attorney present. Police are only required to read you the Miranda warning when you are in police custody. The police are reluctant to advise you of your Miranda rights when they have no duty to advise you. They know that an experienced Minnesota criminal defense attorney will advise a suspect not to submit to police questioning. When you voluntarily go to the police station for questioning, there is always a risk that you may incriminate yourself. If you are as suspect in a criminal investigation, your best defense is to not submit to police questioning and to immediately retain defense counsel.
If you, or someone you know, is a suspect in a criminal investigation in Minnesota or Wisconsin, call attorney Robert J. Shane for a free phone consultation at (612) 339-1024 or visit his website at www.criminallawyerminnesota.com for more information regarding your right to remain silent.