What are my Miranda rights?
Miranda rights arose out of a case that was before the United States Supreme Court. A defendant was convicted, and the court held that he was not given his Constitutional rights prior to questioning by the police. Those rights include the right to have an attorney present during questioning, the right to have an attorney appointed for you if you can not afford one, the right to stop questioning if you desire, the right to have an attorney present during all questioning. These are fundamental Constitutional rights that really weren’t applied prior to the 1960s when the Miranda case arose. They are now ingrained and embedded in our criminal jurisprudence in the United States.