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To Be Mirandized

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When someone is Mirandized, it means that they have been arrested and given their Miranda Rights. We are sure you have heard of Miranda Rights at least once or twice on television. They go along the lines of: “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. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you. Do you understand these rights as I have read them to you?”

At that point, the arrestee must answer with a verbal yes or no.

The purpose of this is to remind arrested individuals of these very protective rights that they should use to their benefit. These are their rights, so they are not taken advantage of by investigators.

Before the Miranda Rights were ever in place, defendants didn...

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