Miranda Warning

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Meaning of Miranda Warning

In Miranda v Arizona, 384 U.S. 436, 86 S.Ct. 1602, 16 L.Ed.2d694, the supreme court of the United States held that the need for counsel to protect the Fifth amendment privilege against selfincrimination comprehends not merely a right to consult with counsel prior to questioning by a law enforcement officer , but also to have counsel present during any questioning if the accused so desires. The warning that is required to be given is that the accused has right to remain silent, that he is entitled to an attorney , appointed if necessary and that anything he says may be used against him, whenever he is interrogated by law enforcement officers while in custody . See People v Herdan, 116 Cal.Rptr. 641, 42 C.A.3d300.

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Meaning of Miranda Warning in the U.S. Legal System

Definition of Miranda Warning published by the National Association for Court Management: Requirement that police tell a suspect in their custody of his or her constitutional rights before they question him or her. So named as a result of the Miranda v. Arizona ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.






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