“Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Jen Shah’s legal team suggested she couldn’t read her Miranda rights when she was arrested due to her “blurred vision” caused by contact lenses “dry,” reports People magazine.
Shah’s team said the “RHOSLC” star “was unable to read” the waiver to waive Miranda rights, which she allegedly signed upon her arrest in March, according to People magazine.
What are Miranda’s rights?
The Deseret News recently explained Miranda’s rights story, which reads: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in court. You have the right to a lawyer. If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be provided with one.
What happened to Jen Shah?
Shah was arrested in March “on charges of conspiracy to commit telemarketing wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering,” according to Deseret News.
What happened to the rights of Jen Shah and Miranda?
According to People magazine, Shah explained in a written statement that she was about to film an episode of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” when she received a call about her husband. She decided to go home to find out what was going on. She said she was then told to stop and the police would meet her where she was. The police then came to arrest him.
- “I was taken to the back of the car, handcuffed and told they had a warrant for my arrest,” Shah said in a statement, according to People magazine. “I was at this point very confused and emotionally unbalanced by the strange series of events, and I thought maybe I had been the victim of a misidentification.”
Next, Shah said she was taken to ICE headquarters, where she was handcuffed to a chair and given a printed copy of Miranda’s rights. She then said her eyesight made it difficult to sign, according to People magazine.
- “Although I have heard the words Det. Bastos read clearly, my contact lenses, which were in my eyes, were dry and I didn’t have my reading glasses, so my vision was blurry and I was unable to read the paper in front of me, ”he said. she declared. “Even reading my rights, I didn’t fully understand what was going on and still thought that an explanation could be a potential misidentification.”
Shah said she heard all of Miranda’s rights but signed the page in the wrong places because of her blurry vision, according to People magazine. She was then handcuffed so that she could repair her contact lenses before being handcuffed again.
According to People magazine, his lawyers now claim that Shah, who signed the document on Miranda’s rights, “did not do it voluntarily, but rather as a direct result of the deception and cunning of the police. calculated to overcome his will “.