Miranda warning

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Miranda warning( Miranda rule, Miranda rights)

n. the requirement set by the U. S. Supreme Court in Miranda v. Alabama (1966) that prior to the time of arrest and any interrogation of a person suspected of a crime, he/she must be told that he/she has: "the right to remain silent, the right to legal counsel, and the right to be told that anything he/she says can be used in court against" him/her. Further, if the accused person confesses to the authorities, the prosecution must prove to the judge that the defendant was informed of them and knowingly waived those rights, before the confession can be introduced in the defendant's criminal trial. The warnings are known as "Miranda Rights" or just "rights." The Miranda rule supposedly prevents self-incrimination in violation of the Fifth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution. Sometimes there is a question of admissibility of answers to questions made by the defendant before he/she was considered a prime suspect, raising a factual issue as to what is a prime suspect and when does a person become such a suspect? (See: rights)

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According to criminal law specialists Cartwright King, a police interview under caution is "an interview that is conducted in accordance with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act.
But, in a statement, Mayor Anderson said that his interview was conducted "voluntarily under caution," and said that he "positively" wanted to attend the interview to evidence his "full co-operation and assistance" with the police's enquiries.
I have met the police on several occasions and one of those was voluntarily under caution which I positively wanted to attend to evidence my full co-operation and assistance in their enquiries.
A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said: "On December 2, police interviewed a 30 year-old man under caution, by prior arrangement, in connection with an incident at the Chelsea v Burnley match at Stamford Bridge on November 12.
A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said: "On December 2, police interviewed a 30-year-old man under caution, by prior arrangement, in connection with an incident at the Chelsea v Burnley match at Stamford Bridge on November 12.