Suspects have to be in custody and subject to questioning or its equivalent for Miranda to kick in.
By Jane Rydholm
The U.S. Supreme Court says suspects have to be clear about their desires.
"Stop and identify" laws may enable police to demand identification. Using loitering laws for the same result is less certain.
Consider these issues when the police want to talk to you.
By Paul Bergman
Some crimes are related to, but not included within, other crimes. This distinction may be significant when it comes time for jury instructions.
Local law enforcement agencies will be out in force, utilizing sobriety checkpoints all over the bay area to deter drunk driving. It is important for individuals to avoid any potential crime penalties for DUI arrests, including jail time, costly fines, and a driver's license suspension.