You Have the Right to Remain Silent. Use It.
August 22, 2015
Hosted by Lonnie McDowell
MIRANDA, we’ve all heard the familiar warning on every TV cop show. Most people can recite it. However, the majority of people don’t understand exactly what rights they actually have, and more importantly what rights MIRANDA does not give them. One our premiere show we will explain many of the common myths and realities of MIRANDA. When do you actually have a right to remain silent? If you do remain silent, can that be used against you? When does a law enforcement officer have to read you your rights? And most importantly, if the officer doesn’t give you the MIRANDA warning, what does that actually mean to your case. Our discussion on MIRANDA will explain how not to make a terrible mistake which could affect the outcome of your case. Don’t go from dismissal to conviction just because you thought you understood MIRANDA but didn’t. Learn what to say when dealing with law enforcement and what not to say. You can only protect your rights, if you know your rights.
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Curious about the law? Do you have a question about the criminal justice system, but don’t know who to turn to?
Questions about the law and the legal process require someone with a firm understanding of arrest, arraignment, bail, trial and sentencing process. While many people ask a friend or family member who they think understands the legal process, there’s no substitute for a legal professional to answer your legal questions.
We will introduce guest hosts that have expertise in various facets of the law and how it affects you and the ones you love. Being able to separate fact from fiction means you’ll be better prepared if you’re arrested or someone you know is involved in the court system.
We’ll also talk about the pressing criminal defense news and court cases of the week and what they mean to you. Finally, you’ll be invited to call in with your own questions, and if you require anonymity or discretion to discuss your case or situation, let us know.
Lonnie McDowell was named one of the Top 100 California Criminal Defense Trial Attorneys for 2014 and 2015 by The National Trial Lawyers Association and continues to be one of the best in Los Angeles. He has seven years of trial experience and worked in one of the city’s largest defense firms before striking out on his own to found McDowell and Associates. He is dedicated to offering personalized service and the best possible defense to all his clients.
An alumnus of Southwestern Law School, Mr. McDowell graduated with high honors, made the dean’s list and was awarded with the dean’s scholarship. He was also the lead articles editor and a board member of the Southwestern Law Review, while working as a teaching assistant and as a tutor for criminal law classes. Mr. McDowell was also selected for a Los Angeles Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates fellowship, one of nine awarded that year, exposing him to the many facets of litigation. Mr. McDowell was also a certified law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Nevada, in its Organized Crime Strike Force.
In addition to the American Bar Association, Mr. McDowell is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, The Beverly Hills Bar Association, The Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, The Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National College for DUI Defense.