Miranda Rights—50 Years

Nearly fifty years ago the Miranda Rights were born. Criminal Defense lawyers are extraordinarily familiar with the rule, since whether someone was given the rights, given the rights correctly and whether they were administered voluntarily are all very important.

Surprisingly, it has been reported that nearly 80% of people taken into custody waive their rights agree to be questioned.

On June 13, 1966: The Supreme Court’s decision in Miranda v. Arizona established the principle that every person taken into police custody must be informed of their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination before questioning, and Sixth Amendment rights to legal counsel in federal prosecutions and state felony cases. Although the form of the notification can change and be different from jurisdiction, the basis is:

  1. You have the right to remain silent.
  2. Anything you say can, and will, be used against you in a court of law.
  3. You have the right to an attorney.
  4. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you.

If you have legal questions and want answers. Call a lawyer to discuss them. You cannot get an answer if you don’t ask a question. Ask away.

Contact William Barabino

If you are facing charges involving a statement made to police or a violation of your Miranda Rights, contact criminal defense attorney William Barabino by calling his Medford, Massachusetts, law office at 781-393-5900. You may also complete his online contact form.