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Miranda Warnings

Miranda Warnings

Definition

The notices of constitutional rights set forth in the opinion of the United States Supreme Court in Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966) that law enforcement authorities must provide to a suspect in a criminal investigation prior to initiation of a custodial interrogation. The suspect must be advised that the suspect has the right to remain silent, anything the suspect says may be used against the suspect, and the suspect has the right to an attorney.

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