Remember, anything you say may be used against you in a court of law!
You have the right to: ♦ Refuse to answer any questions ♦ Consult a lawyer: And have one appointed by the court if you cannot afford one ♦ A bond hearing ♦ Notify family and friends
When arrested, you should never: ♦ Resist an officer ♦ Talk back to the officer or be disorderly ♦ Refuse entry for a lawful arrest or search by an officer
Right To Remain Silent
You have a very basic right that is guaranteed by the United States and the South Carolina Constitutions. Under no circumstances are you required to be a witness against yourself or discuss your case. If you are contracted by phone or otherwise by anyone in law enforcement, your reply should be:
"My lawyer is DELANE ROSEMOND, please contact him.”
Never deny, admit or reply to any questions except by using this language. If you respond in any other way it could HURT your case. Resist the urge to engage in a conversation with the police.
If you are arrested, and the officer wishes to question you, the officer MUST tell you the following:
♦ You have the right to remain silent ♦ Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. ♦ You have the right to talk to a lawyer and have him present with you while you are being questioned ♦ If you cannot afford to hire a lawyer, one will be appointed to represent you before any questioning, if you wish ♦ You may exercise these rights and not answer any questions or make any statements ♦ Do you understand each of these rights as I have explained them to you? ♦ Having these rights in mind, do you wish to talk to us now?
Your response to this warning should be:
"I decline to speak with you until my attorney, Mr. Rosemond is present.”