I don’t understand this at all. A right is a right. It doesn’t become a right the second that you are told you have the right. It’s just there in existence. This is some bullshit.
“Prosecutors argued that since Salinas was answering some questions - therefore not invoking his right to silence - and since he wasn’t under arrest and wasn’t compelled to speak, his silence on the incriminating question doesn’t get constitutional protection.”
The moral of this story? Don’t answer any questions at all.