We are all familiar with our Miranda Rights, otherwise known as the Miranda Warnings. These are the warning that we have the right to remain silent, given by police in the United States to criminal suspects in police custody (or in a custodial interrogation) before they are interrogated to preserve the admissibility of their statements against them in criminal proceedings. The Miranda Warnings are given as both a preventive measure to ensure people are aware of their Fifth Amendment Rights against compelled self-incrimination as well as their Sixth Amendment Rights to counsel in criminal proceedings.
You may not specifically have heard the term Miranda Rights or Warnings, but there is no way you have not seen crime dramas on television or the movies and heard the actors recite the police protocol of telling suspects they have the right to remain silent and be appointed counsel if they cannot afford any. READ MORE