Are police required to tell me why I am being arrested?

If you are being arrested, the police are not required to inform you immediately what your charges are, as they may not be completely certain themselves what they are. While they are not obligated to tell you at the time of the arrest, police will generally give you some idea of what is going on. However, you are guaranteed the right to be informed of your charges and will typically be notified within no more than 72 hours after your arrest by a judge.

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