Are Miranda Warnings Critical in a DUI? Shoplifting?

The answer to the question posed in the title to this blog entry is “most of the time, no.” Why is this so? Well, what one says in a traffic stop usually will not render the officer’s observations or one’s blood alcohol content (BAC) any different. Likewise, in a shoplifting case, what one says will not usually establish payment for an item loss prevention finds someone holding outside a store. Nonetheless, in certain situations, what one says can establish an affirmative defense to such charges. To read more about when Miranda warnings are important, please click on the following link –

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