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Popular Myths

Don’t police have to read me my rights?

If you’re arrested, don’t rely on police to inform you of your right to remain silent and see a lawyer. Use the magic words “I’m going to remain silent. I would like to see a lawyer.” If police persist in questioning you, repeat the magic words. The magic words are like a legal condom. They’re your best protection if you’re under arrest. … Continued