Most Americans agree that the Miranda warning is a simple yet valuable concept that can protect them from aggressive interrogation techniques. However, many people arrested or questioned in connection with violent crimes do not exercise their Miranda rights effectively.
When looking at why young people break the law, one of the most important things to consider is whether or not they were exposed to violence at an early age. If they were, researchers say that it makes them far more likely to engage in criminal activity as they grow up.
If you are among those in Massachusetts who believe it is no big deal to get behind the wheel of a car after having a few drinks, you likely do not fully understand the potential consequences of such as decision. In addition to the danger you present to yourself and others by driving while potentially impaired, you place your future in jeopardy by risking the severe penalties resulting from a conviction.
In a rather odd incident recently out of Massachusetts, a man allegedly broke into a home and then was arrested by the police while he was apparently trying to clean the place up.