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'They didn't read me my rights.'

In our criminal defense practice, new clients often tell us: "I was arrested, and they didn't read me my rights." The rights they're making reference to are called a Miranda warning, and despite what you may see in the movies and on TV, police officers don't routinely read people their rights when they make arrests. The only time an officer is legally required to give the warning is before a person is interrogated while in custody.

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