But They Didn't Read Me My Rights!: Myths, Oddities, And Lies About Our Legal System by Michael D. CicchiniBut They Didn't Read Me My Rights!: Myths, Oddities, And Lies About Our Legal System by Michael D. Cicchini

But They Didn't Read Me My Rights!: Myths, Oddities, And Lies About Our Legal System

byMichael D. Cicchini, J. D. Kushner, Amy B. Kushner

Paperback | April 27, 2010

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Much of what we think we know about the law is actually a myth or misconception. This book debunks many of those myths and misconceptions by providing an entertaining yet educational tour of our American legal system, including its many oddities. In the process, the book answers many interesting legal questions about some of our most important, fascinating, and surprising laws in an array of areas.

For example, the police do not have to read you your rights when they arrest you; in fact, sometimes they can even interrogate you without reading you your rights. Moreover, you can be charged and convicted of drunk driving for just turning the ignition key, even if you never drive the car or start the engine! While some contracts do have to be in writing to be enforceable, most don’t. The authors explain why.

Written in a lively, appealing style, the book is composed of self-contained chapters, each addressing a distinct legal myth, oddity, question, or misconception. Select your favorite topic or enjoy the authors’ witty and very informative discussion of the law cover-to-cover. Either way, you are assured of being entertained, enlightened, and surprised!
Michael D. Cicchini, JD (Kenosha, WI), is a criminal defense attorney. Super Lawyers and Milwaukee Magazine named him among "the top lawyers" for 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. He graduated summa cum laude from the Marquette University Law School, and has also published extensively on criminal and constitutional law, including articles in...
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Title:But They Didn't Read Me My Rights!: Myths, Oddities, And Lies About Our Legal SystemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:275 pages, 8.99 × 6.06 × 0.71 inPublished:April 27, 2010Publisher:Prometheus BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1616141662

ISBN - 13:9781616141660

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Education as Well as Entertaining--Will Make a Wonderful Addition to Any Law Student's Collection I bought this book a while ago and I loved it. It answers questions from everything from police interrogations to statutory interpretations to civil procedure. It contains many scholarly references but is written in a way that a layman could understand it, it is entertaining and absorbing and best of all difficult to put down. It focuses on American law only buy I think every law student would benefit from buying this book.
Date published: 2016-11-13

Editorial Reviews

"The law is never black and white, as Cicchini and Kushner prove in this entertaining look at common assumptions and misconceptions about the American justice system… will intrigue the average reader…"
-Publishers Weekly