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Amendments to the US Constitution, Question:
What are Miranda rights?
The Miranda rights are taken from the 5th and 6th amendments. This is what the police read to you when they are arresting you. The Miranda Warning: 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 talk to a lawyer and have him present with you while you are being questioned. If you cannot afford to hire a lawyer, one will be appointed to represent you before any questioning if you wish. You can decide at any time to exercise these rights, and not answer any questions or make any statements. Do you understand each of these rights I have explained to you? Having these rights in mind, do you wish to talk to us now?