Most people know that when police make an arrest, they must read the person her or his Miranda rights. Miranda rights begin with the phrase that is often heard on TV shows when an arrest is made, telling the suspect that he or she "has the right to remain silent."
If police arrest you for a suspected crime but do not read your Miranda rights, you may be under the impression that authorities will dismiss your case due to this technicality. However, this is a misconception. It is important to understand the particulars surrounding Miranda rights and your arrest so you do not mistakenly underestimate the seriousness of your case.