What happens if the police do not inform me of my rights?

Police only have to inform you of your MIRANDA rights if you are in custody and interrogated.  Not all police detention is considered custody and not all police questioning is considered interrogation.  If you are in custody and the police interrogate you without advising you of your Miranda Rights, or a proper waiver of your Miranda Rights, then what you say should be suppressed.  A suppressed statement cannot be used by the State in their case-in-chief against you.  This does not mean your statements will not be used because like all rules there are exceptions.  Call my office today to allow me to assist you if you find yourself in this situation.

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