Miranda Rights

You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney and for an attorney to be present during questioning. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you. The courts have since ruled that the warning must be “meaningful”, so it is usually required that the suspect be asked if he understands his rights. Evidence has been ruled inadmissible because of a suspect’s poor knowledge of English.