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Miranda v. Arizona (1966):A landmark SCOTUS decision in which the Court determined that police must issue warnings about specific constitutional rights to suspects before a custodial interrogation begins.
Specifically, officers must give the suspect notice of:
- the right to remain silent
- the fact that statements made to police can and will be used in court against the suspect
- the right to an attorney
- the right to appointed counsel if the suspect cannot afford one
Last Updated: 7/27/2015