Homicide Investigation: Advice of Rights and Waiver Mobile App
The Homicide Investigation: Advice of Rights and Waiver app is a useful form for law enforcement officers to gain acknowledgment that a suspect has had his or her rights read to them when an arrest for murder or homicide has occurred.
How does it work?
When a police officer or other law enforcement officer places an individual under arrest, it is important that a suspect be notified of their rights. In particular, the right to remain silent, the right to an attorney and legal advice, and the right to stop answering questions at any time. Advisement of these rights to an arrested individual in police custody is an important part of criminal procedure to ensure that due process is carried out with regard to law and liberty. A court may be compelled to throw out an otherwise legitimate arrest or detainment of a homicide suspect if they can prove that they were not read their rights and confessed to a crime or answered questions not knowing they could avoid it. This app helps to ensure that a suspect has been dutifully made aware of their rights.