Legal Question in DUI Law in Virginia

drunk in public part 3

ok, does anyone have to read you your rights before they take your picture and finger print you ie booked/ drunk tank= jail i had to put on a suit does that qualify for jail or do you mean once you have been convicted you do not have to put on the jump suit

Asked on 5/02/09, 2:24 pm

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Michael E. Hendrickson Attorney & Counsellor at Law
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Re: drunk in public part 3

No, whether the arresting authorities want to give the arrestee Miranda warnings is up to them. (They can still secure a conviction of the defendant without having given these required warnings--which many folks don't seem to understand.)

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Answered on 5/03/09, 12:43 am

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