If I was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident and the police took me from the hospital and booked me but never read me my rights, is that legal?

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If I was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident and the police took me from the hospital and booked me but never read me my rights, is that legal?

Asked on June 12, 2012 under Criminal Law, Tennessee

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You need to make sure you were not given Miranda rights while you were hospital. If you did not suffer head injuries and remember everything that occurred, then yes, your Miranda rights being violated is an issue, especially if you gave a confession or were not given a chance to meet with an attorney if you asked for one. Talk to a criminal defense attorney to see if the arrest and charges can be thrown out based on the technical violation.


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