Your rights during a police interrogation

An interrogation occurs when the police ask questions for the purpose of getting information about a crime from a suspect or a witness. If a person is “in custody”, the police must read you your rights before they can interrogate. This is done to ensure any statements given are voluntary. “In custody” does not always mean “under arrest”. It is important to remember that you never have to answer the police officers’ questions, no matter what they say

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