The Case of Ernesto Miranda

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As a criminal defense lawyer, I often get questions about when the police are required to read a suspect their “Miranda” rights and what it means for their case if they don’t read them those rights. If you have tuned into one of the many crime/cop drama shows on TV today, you’ve surely heard those famous lines uttered by the officer as the suspect is taken into custody: “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 speak to an attorney and to have an attorney present during any questioning.