describe the significance of Miranda v. Arizona 1966?
describe the significance of Miranda v. Arizona 1966
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Miranda v. Arizona established that criminal defendants had a right to know their rights under the constitution prior to questioning by law enforcement. Prior to this, police officers did not have to advise a suspect about his rights. This is the right to remain silent, to have a lawyer present during questioning, and to have a lawyer provided if you cannot afford one.
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- JeriLv 44 years ago
Means, before police can interrogate you, they must give you a Miranda warning. Typically it goes something like this: You have the right to remain silent and refuse to answer questions. Do you understand? Anything you do say may be used against you in a court of law. Do you understand? You have the right to consult an attorney before speaking to the police and to have an attorney present during questioning now or in the future. Do you understand? If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you before any questioning if you wish. Do you understand? If you decide to answer questions now without an attorney present you will still have the right to stop answering at any time until you talk to an attorney. Do you understand? Knowing and understanding your rights as I have explained them to you, are you willing to answer my questions without an attorney present? Some states have changed the laws to make them more strict. A modern misconception is that police must give this right away when they arrest someone. It is when they are about to interrogate someone.
- KendraLv 44 years ago
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The "Miranda" decision gives us (in the US) the most famous paragraph in police procedure history: "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 appointed for you."
- Anonymous1 decade ago
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That's why they call the rights read to you while being arrested "Miranda Rights"
- dancing_smurfLv 71 decade ago
This seems to be a homework type question and your question reads as though you are trolling for answer instead of doing the work yourself. Miranda v Arizona is a significant case regarding arrest and constitutional rights. You should do more research and ask a more specific relating to what you do not understand.
- Sunni23Lv 41 decade ago
Do your own homework and then you would know. It's not that long of a case, break it out and read it.