In the United States, the Miranda rights (also called the Miranda warning or “reading you your rights”) are the warning that police give to criminal suspects in police custody or a custodial interrogation. The Miranda warning makes the evidence admissible in court because it proves that the suspect was aware of his Miranda rights against self-incrimination when he gave information. While the law enforcement may decline to tell someone their Miranda rights, if they do they cannot use this evidence in the court of law—only as a tool to find other evidence admissible in the court.
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