But They Didn't Read Me My Rights!: Myths, Oddities, and Lies About Our Legal System - Michael D. Cicchini, Amy B. Kushner If you may go to jail, please read this book ahead of time. If you know someone in jail, please send them this book.

Accessible and relevant, But They Didn’t Read Me My Rights addresses exactly what the subtitle claims; the book explores the common myths, oddities and lies prevalent about the legal system. Almost half the book is dedicated to criminal law and helps dispel the common misconceptions that float about pop-culture television crime shows. The everyday mistaken beliefs that fill defense attorneys’ voice mails are put forth in short, digestible chapters such as If you accuse someone of a crime, can you later “drop the charges”? (pg. 20), Can you be convicted of a crime without any evidence? (pg.118), and my personal favorite, Are public defenders “real lawyers” (pg. 135) .

A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing. So if you want a little bit of knowledge, at least make sure it’s knowledge. A great book for individuals who may find themselves suddenly confronted with the injustice system.