Under the Miranda rules, the suspect has a right to contact a lawyer and if he or she cannot afford one, the federal government appoints a lawyer to represent the suspect in court. In addition, the suspect can invoke his or her right to be silent during the interrogation or demand to have an attorney before the interrogation could commence.
Americans believe that the police have an obligation to inform the suspect of his or her rights. Indeed, the police read out and confirm that the suspects understand the Miranda rules read to them. The police then enquire from the suspect whether they wish to speak based on their understanding of the Miranda rules (MirandaWarning.Org, 2015). If the suspect does not understand English, the police translate and record the Miranda warning in a language convenient to the suspect. However, the police only give or read the Miranda rights and warnings to a suspect if they are facing interrogation in police custody (Thomson Reuters, 2014). Judges respect the Miranda rules and cannot use any evidence gathered from interrogations that failed to inform the suspect of their Miranda rights and warnings. Even the U.S military provides and requires suspects to sign a form that informs them of their charges and rights that protects them against self-incrimination (MirandaWarning.Org,