Miranda warnings are a critical aspect of the criminal process. Based on the landmark Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona, the warning is essentially a reminder that law enforcement is authorized to use statements and information provided by the accused against him or her in court. It is also a warning that the accused has no obligation to answer questions against their will, and that they have a constitutional right to remain silent (so that they do not incriminate themselves) if they are in custody.
The attorneys of Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford present "Legally Speaking" on WPNV AM 1440 each Wednesday from 11:10 to noon. Each week, an attorney from the firm hosts the radio show and, along with community guests, fields questions on the topic of the day. Listen to "Legally Speaking" each week and if you would like to call in, contact WPNV's studios at 215-855-8211, 215-723-2116 or toll-free at 1-800-355-WNPV.