What are the 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 have an attorney present during questioning.
If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you.
Do you understand?”
Your Right to Not Self-Incriminate
If you are under arrest and being questioned by the police, you can claim your right to remain silent and have a lawyer present.
If you hear the Miranda Rights read to you, it is our advice is to use your right to say nothing more to the police other than:
“I do not wish to say anything, I do not wish to make a statement without an attorney present.”
By law, at that request, they are not allowed to question you any further. It is best to say nothing more than your name and address after that.
Even an innocent person can say something that could later be taken out of context and used against them. Do not try to prove your innocence yourself while in their custody.