Common Questions about Miranda Rights
One of the most recognizable statements a police officer can make is the Miranda warning. From television shows or movies to actual police officers every day, the majority of people are familiar with someone’s Miranda rights following an arrest. Although these rights are fairly well known, many people still have questions about what rights are covered in the Miranda warning and when an officer is required to read them.
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What You Need to Know
You need to make sure you understand the Miranda warning to protect yourself in the event of an arrest. Some of the most common questions about Miranda rights include:
- -What are the actual rights in a Miranda warning?
- -It includes the right to remain silent, the right to an attorney, and the right to stop talking during interrogation until you have a lawyer present
- -What is the purpose of these rights?
- -These are in place to keep you from incriminating yourself during interrogation
- -Does an officer always have to read these?
- -These rights only have to be read whenever an officer has someone in custody and plans to question them
- -What happens if an officer does not read these rights?
- -Any information the officer obtains may not be used in the court if he or she didn’t read the Miranda warning
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