Miranda Warning Explained
The Miranda warning is a warning given by police in the United States to criminal suspects in police custody (or in a custodial interrogation) before they are interrogated to inform them of their constitutional rights.
The warning is based on the 1966 U.S. Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona. It is sometimes referred to as the Miranda rights.
The Miranda warning includes the following rights:
1. You have the right to remain silent.
2. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.
3. You have the right to an attorney.
4. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you.
The Miranda warning is designed to protect an individual’s Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. It is important to note that the Miranda warning is not required in all situations; it is only required when an individual is in police custody and is being interrogated.