Miranda 's Article On Miranda Rights

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Christian Vargas
Professor Buckley
Federal Government
November 2, 2014
Miranda Rights
The Miranda Rights, also known as the Miranda Warning, were derived from the 5th and 6th amendments in which they guarantee all people who are taken into arrest the right to trial, council, and to be appointed a lawyer. Although not explicitly expressed in the constitution, the Miranda rights provide the necessary precautions for self-incrimination and proper trial by providing those who have been arrested or incarcerated a brief description of the rights the individual is guaranteed to. It also provides the means for lawfully gathering information such as confessions and testimony from criminals for use in a court and trial. Often individuals who are taken into custody are not fully aware of one’s rights, especially the right to maintain silent, and this in turn can lead to information being given that may lead to the accused to be unlawfully tried and placed in jail for long periods of time.
Knowing ones rights when being arrested is very important, it is the best way to avoid self incrimination. The government has done a good job in assuring that all individuals who are arrested are read their Miranda rights and made fully aware of the rights that they are guaranteed as well as providing fair trial to all who are accused of a crime based on the rule set by the presumption of innocence: “innocent until proven guilty”. The purpose of this paper is to describe how the Miranda rights were…

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