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MIRANDA RULE Definition & Legal Meaning

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US legal requirement that a criminal suspect shall be told of standing constitutional rights before being interrogated. This rule results from the 1966 case of Miranda vs. State of Arizona. This requirement must occur to make confessions obtained by police admissible in court. These rights are: (1) the right to remain silent, (2) the right to have an attorney present, and (3) the right the state appoint an attorney if the suspect cannot afford one. Also known as Miranda Warning.

See, What are the Miranda Rights?


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