Thursday, May 26, 2016
Miranda rights turn 50: You have the right to remain silent
You may have heard it on TV: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.” This short statement is part of the Miranda Warning that law enforcement officers are required to say before you are arrested.
But what do Miranda rights really mean?
As 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Miranda v. Arizona, we want you to exercise your right not to be silent. Do you know your rights when placed under arrest? Did the Miranda ruling grant too much or not enough protection? We want to hear from you.
We will not publish your response without your permission. A journalist from Cronkite News/Arizona PBS or the Public Insight Network may contact you for further reporting