Many people assume that the right to remain silent without judgment is automatically applied. While it is true that once you’ve been arrested for a crime you have the right to remain silent without it being used against you, the issue is not so simple for those who are under investigation, though not under arrest.
To invoke your right to remain silent during a criminal investigation, you must actually say the words, “I plead the 5th.”
In our latest article for the Austin publication, Do512, we explain why and everything else you need to know about your 5th Amendment rights.
If you’re being investigated or arrested for a crime in Travis County, Bastrop County, Hays County, Williamson County, or nearby, call (512)269-0260 for a free case consultation with Austin criminal defense lawyer, Chris Perri, today.