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Reply #1: That's when you say, "Am I under arrest? No? Then I'm free to go." [View All]

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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 01:09 PM
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1. That's when you say, "Am I under arrest? No? Then I'm free to go."
Edited on Tue Feb-01-11 01:11 PM by Ian David
I don't think they can keep you from going anywhere-- including back into your home-- unless you're under arrest.

I don't think they can keep you out of your home, unless they've seized your home-- which they can't do without a warrant.

It's possible that if the dude had just said and done the right thing, he could have just gone right back into his house and disposed of the evidence. The cops are under no obligation to spoon-feed the guy's rights to him until he's being arrested. It's YOUR job to know YOUR rights.

Then again, I'm not a lawyer.

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