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Wat can i do when mi not read my rights when picked up on a warrant

Saint Robert, MO |
Attorney answers 3


Contact an attorney immediately to be with you if you are questioned. Do not say anything to the police. they are not allowed to ask you any questions without reading you your rights. I suggest you hire an attorney immediately.

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When you say "my rights", you are referring to your Miranda Rights. Those rights, such as "you have a right to remain silent, anything you say and do can and will be used against you in a court of law," etc., only apply to what is called "custodial interrogation". What that means is that you must be arrested and you must be questioned by police prior to the police legally having to read you your rights. If you are arrested and you make statements on your own without being questioned, those statements can be used against you because you were not being questioned. However, if you are arrested and the police begin asking you questions, then they must read you your Miranda warnings if they intend on using those statements against you in a later court proceeding.
I agree with the other attorney, however, when he says that you should make no statements under any circumstance and that you should hire an attorney to assist you through this process immediately.


Your Miranda warnings only apply if the State will seek to introduce any statements you made while in custody at trial. If you kept your mouth shut or if you were not asked anything about the underlying offenses for which you were arrested than the failure to advise you is meaningless. Get an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you asap.