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  • If I Am Not Under Arrest, Do I Have to Answer a Police Officer's Questions?
    If I Am Not Under Arrest, Do I Have to Answer a Police Officer's Questions?

    No. Unless you are placed under arrest you are free to leave at any time. However, if a police officer stops you while you are walking, and asks you for identification, it is probably in your best ...

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  • Must a Police Officer Always Advise a Person of Their Miranda Rights Before Asking a Question?
    Must a Police Officer Always Advise a Person of Their Miranda Rights Before Asking a Question?

    No. The Miranda warning is only in effect during a custodial interrogation. This means that the person being questioned is in custody or in an environment in which the person does not believe that he ...

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  • Should You Make Statements to Law Enforcement?
    Should You Make Statements to Law Enforcement?

    Generally no. If you are arrested in Florida, the decision whether to answer any questions is entirely your own. You should give this matter your careful consideration because oral statements, as well ...

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