Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
The warnings that law enforcement must give anyone who is in custody and about to be questioned by the police, if the police desire to use any resulting statements against the person questioned. Custodial suspects must be told that they have the right to remain silent; that they have the right to have a lawyer present during questioning; that they have the right to a court-appointed attorney if they cannot afford one; and that statements may be used against them in court.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:27 pm