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when do the police have to read me my rights in florida?

Law enforcement has to advise an individual of their rights when they're in custody, and the statements they take are intended to be used in court. If an individual is not in custody and law enforcement's not gonna use those statements against them in court, then there's no need for Miranda warnings, or your rights being read to you. One trick that law enforcement likes to play is to invite an individual to the police station or the Sheriff's office and advise them they're not under arrest, they're free to leave, then ask them a series of questions and allow them to leave, only to find a few days later, the police knocking at the door, making an arrest. The statements made at that interview are admissible because you were not in custody at that time.

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