21 Jul Understanding Your Civil Rights When Posting Bail
You have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. These are the rights for people who are arrested for any crime. Civil rights laws can protect you from unlawful discrimination, harassment, or abuse in a variety of settings like housing, the workplace, school, voting, business, healthcare, public spaces, and more.
These rights weren’t always in place and so fundamentally crucial to the people who get arrested. These rights came about following the 1966 case of Miranda v. Arizona. What happened was the suspect confessed to a crime and later recanted, unaware he didn’t have to answer the investigator’s questions. The confession didn’t quite match the story of the victim.
Other cases have been similar to Miranda v. Arizona where confessions were false and coerced, with the suspect feeling very confused or pressured to just “give in.”
To avoid improper punishment as possible and to ensure proper justice, Miranda Rights are now read to every person who is arrested.
Everyone has basic rights under the U.S. Constitution and civil rights laws. Learn more here about what your rights are, how to exercise them, and what to do when your rights are violated.
This includes you or anyone you know who is arrested. If you need our help in bailing them out of jail before their court hearing, please contact All American Bail Bonds Union City. We are also here to help you protect your rights by helping pay for your bail. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty and we strongly believe in that.