“You Have The Right To Remain Silent”

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You have the right to the presence of an attorney to assist you prior to questioning and to be with you during questioning if you so desire.

If you cannot afford an attorney, you have the right to have an attorney appointed for you prior to questioning.

Do you understand these rights?

Will you voluntarily answer my questions? H

Michael S. Lief and H. Mitchell Caldwell are the authors of The Devil’s Advocates: Greatest Closing Arguments in Criminal Law , just published by Simon & Schuster, from which this article is adapted.