Can police put you in the car without cuffs and not read you your rights?

Asked on February 24, 2013 under Criminal Law, North Carolina


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Yes, the police can do this. If you said anything--e.g. a confession; admitted to the location of evidence--prior to being read your rights, it is likely that the thing you said would be tossed out by the courts, because you had not yet been advised of your rights. However, the arrest itself would otherwise still be valid.

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