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I was highly intoxicated and officers arrested me for auto burglary. This is my first offense. The doors we’re unlocked and I told them that someone had given them to me and that I had no intention to use them. And I obviously denied that I got into said cars. when arrested the officer did not read me my rights nor tell me that I was being arrested for 2 felony counts of auto burglary.
Asked on March 14, 2017 under Criminal Law, Kansas
M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 5 years ago | Contributor
Since you are facing not 1 but 2 felony counts, this is a highly serious matter. You need to consult with a criminal law attorney ASAP, and do not speak with the police until you do. These charges can carry heavy jailtime. As for your not bring read your Miranda rights, they only need to be read to you if you have been arrested and then questioned. merely, being arrested is not enough to trigger the protection. Note: the questioning must be for more than information asked incidental to the booking process such as your name, address, birth date, etc.
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