Was I supposed to be read my Miranda rights at any time being placed under arrest? 2 Answers as of June 11, 2014

I was placed under arrest while my hand bag was being searched in a store back room for shoplifting. I was questioned by the cops in store and at the station and before I left, I went in to speak with detectives. I was questioned there too.

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Barton Barton & Plotkin
Barton Barton & Plotkin | Maurice Ross
Not necessarily. Miranda rights need to be read only if the police intend to use statements which you make against you at trial.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 6/11/2014
Law Office of Richard Southard
Law Office of Richard Southard | Richard C Southard
You are supposed to be read your Miranda rights when you are being questioned while in custody. You describe a situation where it seems they should have read your rights. Unfortunately the remedy is not a dismissal of charges but your lawyer may be able to have the statements you made to the police thrown out. This may also help your attorney negotiate a plea bargain that results in no criminal conviction as a result or even an eventual dismissal of charges.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 5/30/2014
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