Answered on Oct 23rd, 2013 at 11:32 AM
Your statement of rights (also referred to as Miranda rights) is a statement of your constitutional rights that police in the United States are required to give to suspects in police custody or in a custodial interrogation before questioned about a possible criminal incident. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that an elicited incriminating statement made by a suspect is not admissible evidence in the prosecutor's case in chef unless the suspect was informed of the right to not make self-incriminatory statements and the right to legal, and makes a knowing, intelligent, and voluntary waiver of those rights. The prosecutor's case in chef is the part of a trial before the prosecutor rests his case and the defense presents his case. The Miranda warning is not required for a person to be detained or arrested. It is a safeguard against self-incrimination as a right under the fifth amendment of the Constitution. If law enforcement officials do not read a person his rights they may still interrogate that person and act upon the knowledge gained, but may not use that person's statements or the evidence obtained from that knowledge to incriminate him or her in a criminal trial. However, if the suspect testifies to facts different from in his statements before his was read his rights; the statements can be used to show he may be lying.