Do You Have A Right To Remain Silent?

Do You Have A Right To Remain Silent?

- JW, Texas

Answer:

You would think the answer would be an absolute yes. However, it is an offense under the Texas Penal Code to refuse to provide your name if you have been lawfully arrested.

You don't have to provide anything more than your name, date of birth or residence. You certainly don't have to answer questions. The best way to stop questioning is to ask for a lawyer.

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