What are Miranda rights or Miranda warnings?

Whitney S. Boan Protecting Your Right

Video Transcript

Miranda rights or Miranda warnings are what we commonly call your rights under the fifth amendment of the United States Constitution. Miranda references a case decided by the US Supreme Court, that is called Miranda versus Arizona, where the US Supreme Court held that you have the right to have your Miranda warnings given to you before you answer questions where you’re being custodially interrogated by the police. Those rights encompass basically your right to remain silent, your right to have a lawyer, and your right to understand that anything you say can and will be used against you.