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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He had been informed at seven o'clock in the morning that a rope ladder floated from one of the windows of the castle; he had hastened to Milady's chamber, had found it empty, the window open, and the bars filed, had remembered the verbal caution D'Artagnan had transmitted to him by his messenger, had trembled for the duke, and running to the stable without taking time to have a horse saddled, had jumped upon the first he found, had galloped off like the wind, had alighted below in the courtyard, had ascended the stairs precipitately, and on the top step, as we have said, had encountered Felton.
It is more of a verbal caution to authorities concerned to be extra careful," he said.
He escaped with a verbal caution, although Fifa rules are clear that such an offence warrants more severe punishment, including a red card.
I have never burgled any premises and I have never stolen anything other than a few sticks of rhubarb from an allotment when I was a child (for which a policemen gave me a verbal caution).
I took his advice and John was given a verbal caution. I hoped that would be the end of it, that he had just been angry and the threats would stop.
Poulsen and Bogelund were then booked and Rene Henriksen given a verbal caution for bringing down Koller.
It will remain a criminal matter, but possession of small amounts for personal use would normally mean a verbal caution.
Speeding may result in a verbal caution, a fixed penalty fine or court action.
NO MORE would TV's Most Wanted Funnyman have to lend his image, his name and his last ounce of acting muscle to a run-of-the-mill detective series which was always more verbal caution than arresting.
Appropriate corrective action taken against the harasser can include a verbal caution, written warning, suspension without pay, or discharge.
A third was given a verbal caution and the rest were released on bail pending further inquiries.
He told the magazine: "Cards are clearer to both the player and the crowd than the old system of the verbal caution and the pointed finger.