Read Me My Rights

After the police initially detain me, can they ask me questions without reading me my rights? The police must read you your constitutional rights prior to questioning you if you are in custody. For instance, in a DUI case they will often ask you how much you’ve had to drink right after they pull you over. The answers you provide are inadmissible in evidence if they have not read you your rights.

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Ray Lopez has practiced since 1990, with prior experience as a Hillsborough County assistant State attorney and lawyer for the Tampa Police Department. He handles all criminal charges, from traffic violations and misdemeanors to serious felonies and federal drug charges. He practices in all state and federal courts of the Tampa Bay area and throughout Florida, as well as criminal appeals, juvenile court, administrative hearings, and civil forfeiture proceedings.