Your Rights As A Criminal Defendant
- Right to remain silent.You are not required to say anything to police or investigators until your attorney is present.
- Right to an attorney.You have a constitutional right to an attorney to defend you in a criminal proceeding.
- Right to a speedy trial.If you are charged with a crime with the possibility of carrying a six-month or longer jail term, you have the right to a speedy trial and a jury trial.
- Right to confront witnesses.You have the right to confront and cross-examine witnesses in your trial.
- Right against self-incrimination.You have the right to remain silent and not incriminate yourself.
- Right to produce evidence.
- You have the right to present evidence favorable to your defense and to have the court subpoena witnesses.
- If you are found guilty after a trial, you are entitled to an appeals process.
If you live in Honolulu, you’re probably familiar with the name Myles S. Breiner. Our high-profile cases and common media appearances reflect a practice steeped in integrity and commitment to the rights of the accused.