The famous Miranda rights for criminal suspects, often heard recited in movies or on TV, came from the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case of Miranda v. Arizona and are based on the Fifth Amendment. The ruling in Miranda and subsequent cases provide criminal suspects with a number of rights when being questioned by law enforcement officers. Click on the links below for in-depth information on just what the Miranda rights are, when those rights apply, plus more information on the Fifth Amendment and police questioning.
- Miranda Rights and the Fifth Amendment
Explanation of so-called "Miranda" rights and when they must be recited by police.
- Waving Miranda Rights
Procedure for waving Miranda rights, including the meaning of implied waivers.