High Court Likely To Require More-Specific Miranda Warnings


The Supreme Court seems headed toward telling police they must explicitly warn criminal suspects that their lawyer can be present during any interrogation, the Associated Press reports. Lawyers argued yesterday over how explicit Miranda warning rights must be.

The Florida Supreme Court overturned a conviction on grounds Tampa police didn’t adequately convey to a suspect that he was allowed to have a lawyer with him during questioning. Different courts have came down on different side on what exactly should be said, Justice Sonia Sotomayor noted.

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