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does the police have to tell you why they are arresting you?
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does the police have to tell you why they are arresting you?

my husband got pulled over in our own driveway, we did not even know that we were being pulled over, and my husband got out with his hands in the air and asked what was going on why did you pull me over the cop said "IDONT HAVE TO TELL YOU..PUT YOUR HANDS BEHIND YOUR BACK MY HUSBAND REFUSED" and the whole thing went south. Do the cops have to tell you why they pulled you over and then why you are under arrest


2010-03-18 23:11:58 +0000
Yes they have to tell you why you are being arrested...and read you your Miranda rights (did they do that?) you need to get a lawyer.

2010-03-18 23:11:56 +0000
Yes, eventually... but your husband also has to do what the police tell him.

2010-03-19 01:37:21 +0000
your husband was simply being detained and handcuffed for the safety of the officer because of your husbands demeanor.when he is formally charged he would be read his rights.

2010-03-18 23:16:19 +0000
Mu1 has absolutely no clue what they are talking about. Although an officer does have to eventually tell you what you are being stopped or charged with, they don't have to tell you when you demand it. They can wait until they think the time is appropriate. Your husband was in the wrong and the officer didn't do anything wrong. They do NOT have to read you your miranda rights when you are being arrested.

2010-03-19 02:02:47 +0000
If you are taken into police custody, you have the right to: be informed of the charges against you and the allowable penalties. If the police put him into CUSTODY not arrest then they have too inform him. If they put him into custody and would not tell him of the reason of custody then a compliant can be filed of the officer(s) for not handling the situation right. But over all i think you should make a complaint but not take it too far. Hope this helps

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