Miranda Rights Pros And Cons

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The Miranda Rights state that anyone in police custody must be told four things before being questioned: (1) they have the right to remain silent, meaning that they do not have to say anything; (2) anything they say can and will be used against them in court; (3) they have the right to a lawyer; and (4) if they cannot afford a lawyer, one will be appointed for them. Underage minors should always have legal representation when being interrogated for an alleged crime because they're not always aware of or understand their rights.
The Miranda Rights is a right to silence warning given by police in the United States to criminal suspects in police custody before they are interrogated to preserve the admissibility of their statements against them in criminal proceedings. The Supreme Court confirmed that the Miranda Rights are constitutionally required because of a case called Miranda v. Arizona
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The more complex the Miranda Rights is, the harder it is to understand. Some studies show that many people do not understand their Miranda Rights or have wrong beliefs about them, and others show that most juveniles and adults do not understand thier rights well enough to decide when to use them and when to not use them.
Children are different from adults. They lack the maturity and foresight to understand the full consequences of their actions, and the same holds true when they are considered suspects and are being questioned by the law enforcement. Some underage minors are intimidated by police authority and need to have their rights explained to them so that they know about their rights and be able to use them.
Underage minors should always have legal representation when being interrogated for an alleged crime because they're not always aware of or understand their rights. If people, especially underage minors, being interrogated didn’t have rights and

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