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A lot of people believe that they can beat their case if the officer doesn’t read them their Miranda rights – this actually isn’t true. The only time an officer has to read a person their Miranda rights is when a person has been placed under arrest and the officer is about to question the person about a crime. So for example, if you’re placed under arrest and you’re confessing to having contraband; you do not need to be read your rights unless they want to question you about an unrelated crime. They don’t have to tell you about the right to refuse searches. So if you consent – an oral consent is valid. So again, Miranda rights have to be read to you if you’re under arrest and then if they’re questioning you about something and those questions are likely to elicit a response.