The Miranda Rights are rights that were set forth in a case called Miranda Vs. Arizona by the United States Supreme Court back in the 60’s. It’s been around a long time. The Miranda Rights say that if you are detained by the police before they can question you, once you’re in custody, they have to inform you of your right to remain silent, of your right to have an attorney, of your right to terminate an interview at any time, and of your right to have an attorney appointed to represent you if you cannot afford an attorney.
If they do not inform you of these rights and they question you when you’re in custody, anything you said as the result of that interrogation cannot be used against you; those are the Miranda Rights and it’s very important that once anybody is arrested they be informed of their Miranda Rights. If they’re interrogated without being informed of those rights their, answers cannot be used against them; they were illegally obtained.