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Do you know your Miranda rights?

Miranda rights are likely familiar because of the recitation in movies and television. The law was formed during the Supreme Court case of Miranda vs. Arizona. It is based on the Fifth Amendment and gives suspects certain rights before being questioned by the police. According to Miranda rights, law enforcement officers are required to recite the suspect’s rights to them before making an arrest.

During the Miranda vs. Arizona case, the judge realized that several suspects were confessing without knowing their actual rights. These suspects were vulnerable and less educated, which is why they easily confessed without any coercion.

According to the Miranda rights, the police officer must tell the suspect that they have the right to remain silent. Along with these rights, they also have the right to an attorney. Police officers now recite these rights before making an arrest, in order to make the suspect aware of their rights.

The right to remain silent is a very important part of the suspect's Miranda rights. The police may question the suspect regarding the crime, but the defendant still has the right to refuse to answer. Simply refusing to speak does not mean that the defendant wants to remain silent. The right should be properly invoked, and the suspect must avoid making any other statements.

If you were arrested and your Miranda rights were not given to you, there might be a chance that whatever you said cannot be used against you. You might want to consider hiring an experienced defense attorney to protect your rights and defend you against the charges.

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