What are Miranda Warnings?

Miranda warnings are given only when a suspect is in custody and the police are going to ask the suspect questions, or make statements, that are going to lead the suspect into giving potential incriminating responses. Therefore, just because you are arrested, does not mean the police are going to read your rights – it only applies to custodial interrogation/questioning. The Miranda Warnings involve the right not to testify against ones’ self. These warnings provide procedural safeguards to secure the suspect’s privilege against compulsory self-incrimination. There are 4 main parts:

You have a right to remain silent; if you chose to give up that right, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law; you have the right to an attorney and to have him present at every stage of the proceedings; and if you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be appointed for you.

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