Massachusetts police can ask you several questions
If you get into a car accident or pass out behind a steering wheel, the police can make sure that you are okay behind the wheel. If the police ask you questions in this situation, the police may not be required to give you Miranda rights. In this situation, the court may find that you were not under arrest and that the police were simply trying to make sure you were okay.
During a DUI stop, the police may ask you questions. The police do not need to give you Miranda rights prior to asking you questions. The police may ask you to get your license and registration. The MA police may ask you where you came from and your intended destination. The police may ask passengers in the car questions about you or about them. The police may ask you how much you had to drink and where you had those drinks.
It is important for you to understand that any statements you make can be used against you in court. When the police pull you over and ask you question, many MA courts have ruled that the stop doesn’t create custodial interrogation. The MA court’s reasoning is based on the fact that the police could let you go after their investigation has concluded.
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