Miranda Rights, What are They?

The Miranda warnings arose out of a murder case in Arizona that was litigated in the United States Supreme court. The outgrowth of this case created the infamous “Miranda Warnings” or “Miranda Rights.” Miranda only applies in custodial interrogation by law enforcement or their agents. That is there must be two requirements to require the rights to be read: 1. The person must be in custody (arrest or not free to leave) and 2. Interrogation (questioning). Statements made by a person spontaneously while in custody are not subject to these protections. The Miranda rights are as follows:

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT(That means keep quiet, you are generally not going to be able to talk your way out of the situation so why not keep quiet and refrain from making a bad situation worse)

ANYTHING YOU SAY CAN AND WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU IN A COURT OF LAW (That means if you do not remain silent that your statements become great evidence in the governments case against you, why would you want to help the other side?)

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY (Use it, contact us so that we can assist in a bad situation) , IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY ONE WILL BE APPOINTED TO YOU (You will be assigned a public defender if you can demonstrate financial need)

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