Written by attorney Keith Bernard French Jr.

Do Police Have To Advise You Of Your Rights Before Making An Arrest?

During a custodial interrogation, the police are required to advise you of your rights–i.e., to remain silent and speak with an attorney–before questioning you. Any statements made prior to such warning are inadmissible in any criminal trial. That said, a court can admit statements that were made while you were only temporarily detained by the police but not officially in custody.

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Whether or not you believe you are under arrest, if the police start asking you questions about possible illegal activity, the best thing you can do is keep quiet. And if you are arrested, your first call should be to an experienced drug crimes attorney. Contact Keith B. French Law, PLLC, today if you need to speak with a lawyer right away.

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