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  •  Yes. (1+ / 0-)
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    It is always an option to not-Mirandize.  The only consequence is that whatever the subject says is not admissible.  That has always been the case.  It is usually the correct strategic option to Mirandize, but not always.

    •  But Mirandizing isn't some magic spell. (0+ / 0-)

      It doesn't grant the suspect rights. It informs him or her of rights they already have under the Constitution. If he was going to lawyer up, he'd lawyer up.

      Denying the suspect the Miranda warning just makes it easier for them to have evidence thrown out later.

      "Don't be defeatist, dear. It's very middle class." - Violet Crawley

      by nightsweat on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 10:34:40 AM PDT

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