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Advisement During Custodial Interrogation

Concerning the advisement of rights during a custodial investigation.
2023 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

The act requires that, for a statement made during a custodial interrogation to be admissible against the defendant in a criminal proceeding, the defendant must be advised of the following prior to making the statement:

  • You have the right to remain silent;
  • Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law;
  • You have the right to consult a lawyer prior to questioning and have the lawyer present during questioning;
  • If you cannot afford to hire a lawyer, a lawyer will be appointed to represent you before any questioning if you request one; and
  • You can stop the interview and request to remain silent or request a lawyer at any time before or during questioning.

APPROVED by Governor May 15, 2023

EFFECTIVE July 1, 2023
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details