The Right To Remain Silent: Miranda Explained

  1. Suspects have the right to remain silent when questioned by law enforcement officers. If they do choose to speak, anything they say can be used against them in court, which means they have the right to avoid self-incrimination by remaining silent.
  2. The right to an attorney: Suspects have the right to have an attorney present during police interrogation. If they cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to them at no cost.
  3. The warning that anything said can be used against them in court: Suspects must be informed that any statements they make during the interrogation can be used as evidence against them in a court of law.
  4. The right to stop the questioning at any time: Suspects have the right to stop the interrogation at any point by invoking their right to remain silent or requesting an attorney.
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