No Warning in a Bar


Some of the patrons who were arrested in the Rainbow Lounge have publicly questioned the validity of their arrests because they were not read the Miranda warning when taken into custody., a legal companion website, says the following:

Many people believe that if they are arrested and not "read their rights," they can escape punishment. Not true.
Paraphrasing from the article, the following can be discerned:
  • Answers given to questions asked pre-arrest can be used without a Miranda warning; a Miranda warning covers questioning that takes place post-arrest.
  • If a suspect is not going to be questioned post-arrest, there is no requirement or necessity to read the Miranda warning.
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