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What happens if you are not read your Miranda rights?

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Melissa Norris on January 9, 2019

If one is not read his Miranda rights (the right to remain silent, and the right to speak with an attorney), anything that he says that it is self-incriminating cannot be used in court as evidence. This means that officials can still interrogate and act on any information obtained, but that the information may not be used in a court of law. These "Miranda rights" stem from a 1966 Supreme Court decision, Miranda v. Arizona, in which Ernesto Miranda's conviction was overturned because he was not informed of his Constitutional right to remain silent and consult with an attorney.


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