You Just Got Arrested, What are Your Rights
When police in Arizona arrest you, they are supposed to read you your rights, and they usually do this from a card they carry to make sure they get the wording exactly right.
It’s known as “Mirandizing” the suspect.
This stems from a Supreme Court decision in 1966 that affirmed that statements made by a suspect before they are informed of their right to retain an attorney or their right to remain silent can be deemed inadmissible in a court of law.
In most situations, police will Mirandize a suspect as they are putting the handcuffs on or as they are putting the suspect in the car.
It has to be done before any statements made by the suspect are admissible in court.
If you are not read your Miranda rights, it does not mean the arrest will be deemed to be a false arrest by a judge.
It does mean than any statements recorded from you will not be permitted in court.