News flash

A concept a lot of people don’t seem to understand, made worse by armchair lawyers (who don’t have a law degree, they just read part of the penal code once and watch a lot of Judge Judy) that say “You weren’t mirandized [a.k.a. read your Miranda Rights], therefore your charges will be dropped.”

When you’re arrested, it is not required that you are read your Miranda Rights. If the officer believes you will be questioned at some point in time, then he may read you your rights.

But, don’t think that is a free pass to confess to the crime while your cuffed in the back of the car. If you of your own free will just blurt it out, no prompting from the officer, then it is admissible in court, mirandized or not.


One Response to “News flash”

  1. Greetings from Texas,
    Too True! Television strikes again. Speaking of, THE GLADES touched on another point. I havn’t looked this up but the theory is that two folks locked in the back of a Police Car have no reason to assume a conversation they have is private. A bug busted their case wide open for them.

    Can you tell me if there is any truth to this? It sounds reasonable, but these days, who knows.

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