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Will Cops Be Required to Tell You Explicitly That You Have a Right To Have A Lawyer Present During Any Questioning?

This is an older article, and the court did not decide to make the cops tell you more when they are drilling you.  No matter what the courts change or don't , always assert "I choose to remain silent and I want to see a lawyer."  Then, say nothing else. Cops don't have to give a Miranda warning, anyway, until you're arrested and they want to further question you.  Know Your Rights!

Miranda rights warning could get rewrite

Supreme Court weighs whether to make some parts more explicit

Supreme Court Miranda Ruling: Suspects Must Explicitly Tell Police They Want To Remain Silent

The case is Berghuis v. Thompkins, 08-1470.   CLICK HERE for the Supreme Court Ruling

Want to invoke your right to remain silent? You'll have to speak up.

In a narrowly split decision, the Supreme Court's conservative majority expanded its limits on the famous Miranda rights for criminal suspects on Tuesday – over the dissent of new Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who said the ruling turned Americans' rights of protection from police abuse "upside down."