The Difference between the Miranda Rights and the Charter of Rights
This article is extremely important because it informs Canadians of what exactly their rights are, and what they are not. Current law in Canada states that once you are arrested and detained you have the right to contact council but you do not have the right to have that council present during your interrogation. However, if you are a youth or a police officer either under investigation or a potential witness, you do get grated the right to have your council present during interrogation (Friedman, 2014). If during your interrogation you decide to use your right to say nothing, police have no obligation to stop questioning you. When this happens it may be confusing to the suspect as to whether or not they are really allowed to remain silent. In the case R. v. Singh, the suspect employed his right to remain silent 18 and yet the police continued to question him each time he voiced his right (Miranda Warning, 2014).
Based on my research and what I have learned from Criminology 121, I believe the right to interrogate suspects while council is not present is an integral part