The Utah Court of Appeals rejected a man’s claims that he was entitled to be read his Miranda rights before police questioned him as to whether he had a gun and whether he legally possessed it.

Zachary L. Goddard claimed he was unlawfully stopped and searched by police when they approached him alone in an alleyway and “hunched over some items” in a “high-drug-use-area,” according to the appellate court’s ruling in State v. Goddard.