What are Miranda rights or Miranda warnings?

The Supreme Court of the United States, in a case called Miranda, set forth a series of questions that law enforcement has to ask you if you are in fact being questioned in a custodial setting. They have to ask you whether you know you have the right to remain silent, you have the right to an attorney, and even if you can’t afford an attorney, one can be provided for you. And these questions have to be asked of you only if law enforcement is asking questions that are reasonably calculated to lead to incriminating evidence and it’s in a custodial setting, meaning that you’re actually in custody.

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