“You have the right to remain silent.”
“Any devotee of TV crime dramas or police procedural shows hears the phrase regularly. But new court decisions in recent years have chipped away at that principle.
Take the case of California resident Richard Tom. In 2007, he broadsided a car, injuring a girl and killing her sister. At the accident scene, he asked to go home but was told no. He wasn’t handcuffed, but police held him in the back of a police car. At no point did he ask the police about the victims.”