Sunday, March 10, 2013
Miranda Rights (Explained)
As an expreined "Miranda Rights" refer to some of the rights that are contained in the 5th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution consists of the preamble, seven articles, and then a series of amendments. The preamble is familiar to most people: "We, the people, of the United States of America, in order to form a more perfect union…"
The first ten amendments to the US Constitution were adopted at the same time, and these first ten amendments are known as The Bill of Rights, because they involve rights that the authors of the Constitution felt were important enough to spell out individually and specifically. These rights are guaranteed to every U.S. citizen against the U.S. government - which acts through police, or any other government agent or agency.