In this week’s “Ask a Self-Defense Attorney” video, Attorney Tom Grieve discusses the difference between raising your right to silence and raising your right to an attorney. These are two very distinct things, and knowing the intricacies of each can affect the outcome of your case.

What Is Your Right to Silence? What Is Your Right to an Attorney?

We have all heard it on TV: “You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to an attorney…” But for many responsibly armed Americans, there remain questions about what those rights actually mean.

As a pro-Second Amendment attorney, Tom often gets asked about our rights as responsibly armed Americans. This is especially important when it comes to your interactions with the police after a self-defense incident. Tom addresses that topic in this week’s video and informs you on to how to raise those rights.

Tom will also discuss the surprising ways in which your right to silence can be used against you, according to recent U.S. Supreme Court law.

About Attorney Tom Grieve, Grieve Law

Tom Grieve is a highly awarded former state prosecutor who started Grieve Law, LLC, now one of the largest criminal defense firms in Wisconsin. He is respected as one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the state and has developed a nuanced understanding of Wisconsin firearms laws throughout his years of experience. Although Tom’s legal background speaks for itself, he has gone above and beyond, receiving his certification as a firearms instructor; participating as a regular speaker and panelist with the USCCA for live broadcasts, training videos and national expos; and even serving as a speaker and analyst on numerous radio stations, television stations, and both college and law school campuses.


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