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Should I Plead or Go for Trial?

As a criminal defendant, you always have to choose between two courses of action: whether to plead guilty or go through a trial. When you plead guilty, you admit that you’ve committed the underlying offense, and the judge decides your penalty accordingly. On the other hand, when you go through the trial, you fight your case with the hope of getting off the hook.

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Do Miranda Rights Apply to Students?

The Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution protects the defendants from self-incrimination by granting them Miranda Rights. Under the amendment provisions, law enforcement must issue warnings to the defendant and inform them about their Miranda Rights before interrogating you. The law allows you to remain silent during the interrogation to prevent self-incrimination.

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