What are Miranda rights or Miranda warnings?Return to Video FAQs
The Miranda warnings are warnings that are given to you by the police when you’re in their custody and they’re interrogating you. The Miranda warnings stem from a United States Supreme Court case where the police interrogated a man without telling him what his rights were under the Constitution. You have the right to remain silent. You have the right not to say something that would implicate you in a crime, or else it could be used against you in court. You have the right to a lawyer, and if you can’t afford a lawyer, one can be appointed to you. Those are your rights, and they are strong here in Pennsylvania.