Got a Quick Question?

(120 characters remaining)
100% Anonymous. Free Answers.

In a shoplifting case when the police officer comes to the store, aren’t they supposed to read me my Miranda rights?

If they don't read me my Miranda rights, which became effective in 1966, what happens in a shoplifting case?

Click here to get answers from a local criminal defense attorney
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    They only have to read you Miranda if after they arrest you, then they want to question you about the matter. If they just arrest you or give you a ticket then no Miranda is required.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 8/28/2013
    Steve Freeborn | Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    33400 9th Avenue S. Suite 208
    Federal Way, WA 98003
    (253) 838-4477
    It depends upon when he questioned you. I would need more facts. The best you could hope for if Miranda is an issue, is the suppression of any statements may have given. However, if they have you on video tape or a security officer saw you and stopped you, suppression of statements is not going to hurt the case against you.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 8/27/2013
    Joseph E. Lariscy, III | The Lariscy Law Firm, PC
    855 Sunset Drive
    Athens, GA 30606
    (706) 353-7722
    Contrary to what most may think, police have no requirement to read you your rights when they place you under arrest for a criminal charge. If the Miranda Rights are not read, this does not magically make the charge go away. The only time Miranda Rights matter is when the police want to question you after your arrest. A common example of when Miranda Rights should be read is if you make a statement after the arrest and during an interrogation. If they are not read during this time period, your statement cannot be used against you in a trial. Otherwise, Miranda Rights are irrelevant. Anything will be used against you prior to your arrest, because that is the manner and reasons as to why you were apprehended. If you were to plead guilty in court to this offense, you are looking at high fines, probation, community service, possible jail time, and most importantly, a conviction on your criminal record. By retaining an experienced attorney, you have the benefit of having someone with vast legal knowledge that can investigate your case and negotiate the best possible outcome for you. If you have never been in trouble with the law before, there may be options available to you that will avoid a guilty plea, and may even allow you to have the charge sealed from your public record. There is a wealth of information regarding shoplifting charges in Georgia on my website.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia - Replied: 8/27/2013
    Oscar E. Toscano | Oscar E. Toscano
    625 w. broadway # b
    Glendale, CA 91204
    (818) 241-0806
    No Miranda violation unless you are in custody and you are being interrogated. Miranda is so watered down by the courts that it means almost nothing.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 8/26/2013
    Jeff Yeh | Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    3810 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1110
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    (213) 446-2495
    Miranda only has to be read if there is post-arrest interrogation. Most cops are trained to get everything they need out of your mouth "prior" to cuffing you, so Miranda rarely applies. Petty theft is a crime of moral turpitude, and if convicted you can kiss your career aspirations goodbye. Hire a lawyer before you get duped into a plea you will regret for life.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 8/26/2013
Click to View More Answers:
1 2 3 4
Can't find the question you're looking for? Ask it?
Need personalized legal advice right now? Connect!

Disclaimer: The responses above do not form an attorney-client relationship. These answers may or may not apply to you and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Total Criminal Defense does not make any representation as to the expertise or qualifications of this attorney. These attorneys may or may not be admitted to state bar of your state.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this site is not legal advice, does not constitute a lawyer referral service, and no attorney-client or confidential relationship is or should be formed by use of the site. The attorney listings on the site are paid attorney advertisements. Your access of/to and use of this site is subject to additional Supplemental Terms.