Is Miranda Warning the Same in Every State?

Question: Is the Miranda warning exactly the same in every state?

Answer: The actual Miranda warnings, the actual wording itself may vary from state to state. There’s no actual official Miranda warning. What Miranda basically states is that the police must advise the suspect that they have the right to remain silent; anything that the suspect does say can be used and may be used against them in the court of law; that they have the right to have an attorney present before and during questioning; and, they have the right, if they can’t afford the services of an attorney, to have one appointed at public expense and without cost to them to represent them before and during the questioning.

That is what Miranda requires. How that language is presented to the suspect may vary from state to state. There’s no precise language that must actually be used.

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