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The Right to Remain Silent

We all have heard the phrase, "You have the right to remain silent".  We hear it all of the time on television and read it in books.  But what does it really mean?  Actually, it means exactly what it says.  If you are stopped by the police or arrested for the commission of a crime, you do not have to talk to the police, and your silence cannot be used against you in court.  The 5th Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees each citizen the right to remain free from self-incrimination.  Of course, if you have not broken the law, it may be in your best interest to be candid with the police and answer their questions and avoid being searched or arrested.

Understanding Murder Charges in Pennsylvania

If someone you know has been charged with Murder, it is important you know and understand the charges and what they mean.  In Pennsylvania, there is the general term, Criminal Homicide, which is defined as the intentional, knowing, reckless or negligent causing of the death of another human being.  A defendant may be charged generally with the crime of Criminal Homicide, but it is the specific charge which counts.  There is Murder of the first degree, second degree, third degree, Voluntary Manslaughter and Involuntary Manslaughter.  Each one is different, and the sentencing for each is not the same. 

Gregory R. Gifford
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