The Police Did Not Read Me My Rights on My DUI Arrest!

A very frequent question asked by those arrested for a DUI is why the police did not read them their “rights” upon arrest.  Police officers are required to read you your “Miranda rights” only if two elements are met. First, you must be in custody which means you must be typically in handcuffs or placed in the back of a patrol car or room and you must be   interrogated (questioned about the details of the crime).   This second prong is the most important when dealing with DUI arrests, most officers will not ask you any questions about the offense after placing you in handcuffs therefore no warnings are necessary.  Even if the cop fails to properly advise the person of the requirements of the law, a Miranda warning   violation does not automatically result in the dismissal of a case. The   statements that you made after the violation would be suppressed and not   admissible as evidence if a lawyer is not provided.  Most DUI cases don not impinge upon fifth amendment miranda rights issues but certainly a Torrance DUI Attorney should be contacted and consulted soon after the arrest to be sure no rights violations exist.

About thetorranceattorney

Matthew Ruff is a Torrance criminal defense attorney located near the 405 freeway on Crenshaw Blvd. Focusing on DUI and serious criminal cases for over twenty five years. In addition to criminal cases, Matthew also defends clients at the DMV regarding license suspension hearings stemming from drunk driving arrests.
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