You Have the Right To Remain Silent. . .

by PSL Law Library 13. June 2011 16:23

We have all heard these words at some point in our life.  It seems you can't watch a crime drama like CSI or Law & Order without one of the actors uttering these words to some unsuspecting "perp".  The significane can sometimes get lost in all the melodrama, but today marks the 45th anniversary of this historic landmark case concerning every American's 5th Amendment Right to remain silent and 6th Amendment Right to counsel.  Because of this historic 5-4 decision Officers are required to carry around a Miranda Warning card to ensure all persons in police custody are read and reminded of their inalienable Rights.

For a more indepth review of the Miranda case click here.

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