We’ve all heard the Miranda rights and seen them on TV or in movies, but the Miranda rights include your right, to remain silent. You have a right, you have a fifth amendment right against, incriminating yourself and providing any statements. You also have a right to an attorney.
In the United States, if you’re charged with a criminal offense, you have a right to a lawyer. If you’re charged with a speeding ticket, that’s not the same thing. You don’t have that same right to an attorney. But if you’re charged in criminal court, with a misdemeanor or felony, you have the right to an attorney.
And, those are rights that everyone should exercise if they come into contact with law enforcement.