If the police question but you don’t sign a statement, is it admissible in court?

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If the police question but you don’t sign a statement, is it admissible in court?

Asked on January 19, 2014 under Criminal Law, Colorado

Answers:

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

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

You didn't give much by way of details. If you were not in police custody, then anything that you said may be used against you. However, if you were in custody and questioned, then you should have been given the Miranda warning (i.e. read your rights) prior to questioning. If not, and you were interrogated any way, then your statements will be inadmissable in court.

Note: If you were questioned about booking matters (i.e. your name, address, etc.), then you need not have been read your rights. Also, if you waived your rights, then your statements can be used against you.

Maury Beaulier / MinnesotaLawyers.com

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Of course it uis admissible.  Anything thatyou say to an officer can be presented in court. 


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