What happens if i was arrested for DUI but never read my rights?


Asked on August 21, 2016 under Criminal Law, Connecticut


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Contrary to what most people believe, a person need not be "Mirandized" (i.e. read their rights) when arrested. The Miranda warning need only be given if the suspect is taken into custody and then questioned. Additionally, questions incidental to the booking process (e.g. name, address, date of birth, etc.) do not count. Therefore, unless you were questioned about the incident that you were arrested for, you didn't have to be read your rights.

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