law and police

March 13, 2017
Your Rights After an Arrest

What Are Your Rights After an Arrest?

If you are a big fan of TV police dramas, you no doubt are familiar with the terminology “Miranda rights”.  You might have first heard Sergeant Joe Friday from the old “Dragnet” series mirandize a perpetrator, or, more recently you watched any of the detectives in the many “Law and Order” shows give the Miranda warning to the bad guy by uttering the following words: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used […]
July 8, 2015

What Are Police Powers And What Are Your Rights?

Police powers might be a term you never heard of before, but chances are if you know an officer of the law or you have ever been searched, warranted or arrested, you have had experience of police powers.  These “powers” are put into place for good reason.  First off they help keep communities safe, or at least they are supposed to, but recent news says otherwise.  The police powers come into play in communities, when or if someone or a […]