->'''Donkey''': What about my ''Miranda'' rights? You're supposed to say, "You have the right to remain silent!" Nobody said I have the right to remain silent!\\
'''Shrek''': Donkey, you ''have'' the right to remain silent! What you lack is the ''[[MotorMouth capacity]]''.
-->— ''{{WesternAnimation/Shrek 2}}''

In the United States, the Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the Constitution provide valuable rights to those arrested or accused of a crime, be you innocent or guilty... provided you remember they exist. Not easy when your hands are in cuffs and your face is being smashed against the trunk of a police cruiser. Until the 1966 Supreme Court decision in ''[[http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=384&invol=436 Miranda v. Arizona]]'', the police weren't likely to remind you.

Although the exact wording varies from state to state, it goes something like this:

-> [[StockPhrase You have the right to remain silent]]. Anything you say can be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to have an attorney present during questioning and at trial. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you.

In some states the following is added:

-> Do you understand the rights I have just read to you? With these rights in mind, do you wish to speak to me? (Or: "... do you wish to make a statement?")

In fiction, the Miranda Rights[[note]]The rights themselves exist independent of the court's decision on Miranda - they are in the constitution - and the Warning is only meant to remind you that they exist, although any legal scholar will recognize that, say, the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination falls under the umbrella heading of "Miranda Rights" while the Third Amendment right to not have to quarter troops in your home does not.[[/note]] are frequent victims of HollywoodLaw. Some common deviations from reality:

* In some movies or series, the rights are an inevitable part of every climax. In others, perps ''never'' seem to get their ''Miranda'' rights read to them when they are arrested. The latter case is actually [[RealityIsUnrealistic more realistic]], since the police only read a ''Miranda'' warning to detainees they want to interrogate.

* When we see someone Mirandized, fictional officers almost invariably recite the text from memory. In reality, officers are required to read the rights ''from a card,'' to avoid mistakes that could get the case thrown out. This is because ''any'' deviation from the actual rights as printed means the suspect was not properly read their rights. In addition, suspects are required to sign the card, in case he later denies having been read his rights.

* In fiction, the Mirandizing officer is likely to stop when a jaded criminal mastermind mutters, "Yeah yeah, I know my rights..." In reality, they ''can't'', because the law requires that an officer inform a suspect of their rights, whether they claim to know them or not.

* In fiction, the officer might be tempted to interrupt the reading of rights to suggest an obnoxious suspect ''really should'' take advantage of his right to remain silent, or to modify the "if you cannot afford an attorney" with sarcastic references to a wealthy suspect's obvious ability to afford one. In reality, as mentioned above, ''any'' deviation from the words written on the card could be used by defense council to claim that their client was not properly read their rights.

The only time in which ''Miranda'' can be waived is in cases where "public safety" is under immediate threat and the officer does not have the time or wherewithal to lecture the perp for 30 seconds. The usual example is the hypothetical case where an officer catches a MadBomber in a mall and demands to know where he stashed the TimeBomb, but exceptions must be approved on an individual basis. And even if the suspect is not Mirandized prior to interrogation, the evidence gained can still be used by police to justify further action. While they may not be allowed to bring up the interrogation in court, they ''can'' bring up the fact they found a bomb and the bomber's fingerprints were all over it.

Even in cases where an ''illegal'' interrogation results in a confession or other evidence discovered as a direct result being ruled inadmissible (the so called "fruit of the poisonous tree" doctrine) there are rare occasions where the police can make the "inevitable discovery" claim, essentially stating that they would have discovered the evidence even without the interrogation ("We would have found evidence of the bomb anyway, since it would have blown up, and an explosion in a mall would certainly have been investigated.")

People aren't always Mirandized upon arrest either; sometimes, the police will arrest a suspect, get him or her into an interrogation room and on camera, and ''then'' read his or her rights, to ensure that the suspect's response (usually waiving the rights) is recorded. It used to be accepted procedure in some police departments to interrogate people until they were convinced to confess, and ''then'' Mirandize them and have them repeat what they'd said "for the official record;" this is now considered to be coercion (meaning said statements could not be used against people in court).

And obviously, undercover officers do not need to read rights (the police only need to read them to people they're interrogating who have been ''arrested''; if the police are asking questions but the person is free to leave, they do not have to be read their rights).

Incidentally, if you are ever Mirandized, even if you are convinced you've done nothing wrong (in fact, ''especially'' if you are convinced you've done nothing wrong), the ''only'' words out of your mouth should be "I want a lawyer and will not consider answering questions until I have one." See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wXkI4t7nuc here]] for 49 minutes of [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal extremely enlightening and entertaining education]] on the topic. Seriously, the line of thought which says "OnlyBadGuysCallTheirLawyers" is wrong on more levels than we can count.

The British version is (oddly enough) a little less formal. YouDoNotHaveToSayAnything. For anything not US or UK see ReadingYourRights.


* Used in ''Manga/HyperPolice'' (word for word, insofar as translations go), where Natsuki reads a giant tick his rights (it's that kind of a series). PlayedForLaughs when she [[RealityIsUnrealistic has to read from a card to finish]].
* The English dub of the original ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' series used these as a LuckyTranslation for the joke where a panicked Mihoshi, a {{Space Police}}woman, tries reading the giant snake monsters attacking her their rights.
** A variation happens in the first episode of ''Anime/TenchiUniverse'' where Mihoshi tries to read Ryoko her rights. However, Ryoko destroys the device holding the rights and since Mihoshi isn't the brightest bulb, Ryoko pretty much goes free because just arresting her would violate her rights.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Apparently, Franchise/{{Superman}} is expected to read rights to captured villains: failure to do so lets one crook off the hook in ''Series/LoisAndClark''; and in ''Film/SupermanReturns'', Lex Luthor implies Superman's failure to read him his ''Miranda'' rights (and testify in court) helped him weasel out of two life sentences. So, wait, Superman is a cop?
** Well, your regular officer isn't going to have much luck holding down a man who can shoot laser beams out of his hands without being evaporated.
** In one comic (during the John Byrne years) Superman was deputized as a police officer so Lex Luthor ([[CorruptCorporateExecutive Corporate]] [[MagnificentBastard Bastard]] version) could be arrested. Perhaps it stuck?
** There's also Dan Turpin, one of the toughest cops in Metropolis, who never memorized the ''Miranda'' speech. He has to read it off a card (which, of course, is generally what real cops do). This is actually a plot point in one story where everyone in Metropolis ''except'' Dan got superpowers (because, as it turned out, he didn't want them). At the end of the story, they find the professor responsible. When Dan can't read the card-because he doesn't have his glasses-the professor grabs it out of his hand and starts to read it himself, it says "Mxyzptlk" backwards, and the professor is forced to reveal he's really Mr. Mxyzptlk. Superman switched out the card.
* Hilariously parodied in Spanish comic ''{{ComicBook/Pafman}}'', the main characters say the lines "everything you say could be used against you". The bad guy ask what that does mean, so they [[PaintingTheMedium take the speech balloon]] that contains this question and smash it in his face.
* ''ComicBook/Batman66'': [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]]. In Issue #39, the Archer steals police equipment and gives it to criminals. After handcuffing a cop, one of those criminals tells another one to read the cop's ''wrongs''.

[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* Emily, in ''Fanfic/MisfiledDreams'', already knows her Miranda rights and wants to exercise them. Too bad she's ''[[FountainOfYouth only sixteen.]]''
* Parodies at the end of ''Fanfic/ShadowchasersTorment'' when the surviving villains are hauled away:
-->'''[=PaniK=]:''' This isn’t over! The Order of the Dark God will rise again! [[LargeHam Soon, you’ll all know the meaning of true fear!]]
-->'''Roxy:''' Oh, [=PaniK=], [[ShutUpHannibal shut up!]] Do us all a favor and start taking advantage of your right to remain silent! [[note]]What makes this hilarious is that Roxy is ''another'' villain being arrested; the other bad guys are as sick of [=PaniK=] as the good guys are.[[/note]]

* ''Film/WarGames'' is one of the few times in popular culture that you see law enforcement actually pull out a Miranda card and read the text as someone gets arrested.
* In ''Film/ExitToEden'' a serial perp asks the arresting officers "Hey, what about my rights?" Creator/DanAykroyd makes a pixie-dust sprinkling gesture over his head while chanting "Miranda Miranda Miranda."
* Played with in ''Film/LethalWeapon3'', after a car chase ends with the perp being ejected through the window and knocked unconscious:
-->'''Riggs''': You have the right to remain unconscious. Anything you say... ain't gonna be much.
* Also played with in ''Film/LethalWeapon4'':
-->'''Butters''': You have the right to remain silent, so shut the fuck up, okay? You have the right to an attorney. If you can't afford an attorney, we'll provide you with the dumbest fucking lawyer on Earth! If you get Johnny Cochran, I'll ''kill'' you!
* In ''Film/MinorityReport'', [[spoiler:when confronting the man who kidnapped and killed his son, the protagonist grapples with the choice of killing him or not. Finally, he makes his intentions clear when he begins reciting the criminal's ''Miranda'' rights.]]
* In ''Film/MadeaGoesToJail'', she is not convicted because the police forgot to Mirandize her
* Marcus starts with the ''Miranda'' Warnings in the car chase climax of ''Film/BadBoys''. But, of course, since the villain is in a another car, it's more of a PreMortemOneLiner.
-->'''Marcus:''' What are you ''doin'''?
-->'''Mike(grimly):''' Getting it out of the way.
%%** Mike does it in the sequel.
* Parodied in ''Film/UndercoverBlues''.
-->'''Jeff Blue:''' FBI! You're under arrest. You have the right to remain silent. If you give up that right you may talk, sing, dance, impersonate Elvis or anything else you like. You have the right to an attorney. If you're broke and can't afford one, tough shit! Now get in the car you suspected felon you!
-->'''Mr. Ferderber:''' Wait, wait. What am I being charged with?
-->'''Jeff Blue:''' That's for me to know and you to find out.
* Also parodied in the very obscure slasher film ''Film/PsychoCopReturns'', by the titular, well... psycho cop.
-->'''Joe Vickers:''' You have the right to remain dead. Anything you say can and will be considered very strange because you're dead. You have the right to an attorney, but it won't do you any good because you're dead. Do you understand these rights that have just been read to you? Are you even listening? It would be a lot easier if you were a little more co-operative!
* Parodied in ''Film/AfterTheSunset''. FBI agent Lloyd and his nemesis diamond thief Max catch a shark while fishing together. When the shark turns out to be alive, Max gets ready to smash it with a beer crate, when agent Lloyd unloads his revolver into the animal, yelling "YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT" at the top of his lungs.
* Parodied to hell and back in ''Film/PoliceAcademy2TheirFirstAssignment'':
-->'''Mahoney''':You have the right to remain silent. The right to a court-appointed attorney. You have the right to sing the blues. You have the right to cable TV. You have the right to sublet. You have the right to paint the walls. No loud colors.
* Likewise parodied to heck in the 1987 ''{{Franchise/Dragnet}}'' movie featuring Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks.
-->'''Pep Streebeck''': You know, Muzz, you have the right to remain silent. If you give up the right to remain silent any thing you s-, you know these words, Muzz! C'mon, sing along!
-->'''Pep Streebeck''': Anything-you-say can-and WILL be USED against-you IN a-court of LAW!
* In ''Film/ShowdownInLittleTokyo'', Brenden Lee's character uses the ''Miranda'' rights as TrashTalk during a fight, capping it with the PremortemOneLiner: "You have the right to be dead".
* ''Film/NancyDrew'' references this when she strays onto the set of a cop film set in the '50s, noting that it would be anachronistic for [[TheCameo Bruce Willis]] to read the rights. Bruce takes this in stride. The director does not. She does not, however, give the correct date.
* In ''Film/RunningScared1986'', Billy Crystal plays a Chicago cop. In one scene, he's trying to arrest a crook who is holding a hostage at gunpoint. Crystal's character aims at the crook's head and recites, "You have the right to remain '''dead'''. Anything you do will be used against you. You have the right to a '''coroner'''. If you cannot afford one, we will appoint a medical examiner for you." (the bad guy surrenders.)
* ''Film/FatalInstinct''. Ned Ravine reads then to a bank robber-off {{Cue Card}}s held up by his partner.
* In ''{{Film/InspectorGadget}}'' film, Gadget's hat includes a scrolling marquee that displays the Miranda rights during an attempted arrest.
* The plot of the 2012 ''Film/TwentyOneJumpStreet'' film is kicked off with a rookie cop failing to properly Mirandize a criminal, with all charges dropped as a result (He he only knew the first line from its use as a stock phrase)[[note]]Failing to Mirandize in this instance would actually have had no effect on the charges, [[ArtisticLicenseLaw since they were arresting the bikers due to drug possession and were not questioning them at all]].[[/note]]. At the end of the film, however, he and his partner have studied it over and are able to shout the rights in their entirety to the villain in unison.
* ''Film/RoboCop1987'': When arresting TheDragon, Murphy reads him his rights while [[PoliceBrutality slamming him around the room, throwing him through glass and almost crushing his head]].
* At the end of ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'', a police officer reads the Miranda Rights off an actual card as [[spoiler:Hadley]] is arrested. Instead of being a case of ShownTheirWork however, the card is there to indicate that Miranda Rights are still new, so the officer in question hasn't memorized them yet.
* Parodied in ''{{Film/Garfield}}: A Tale Of Two Kitties''.
* Parodied in ''{{Film/The Other Guys}}:
-->(Gamble slapping cuffs on Ershon.)
-->'''Gamble''': Excuse me, but you're under arrest okay? You have the right to remain silent, any thing you do or say can be used.. umm...
-->(Turns to Hoitz)
-->'''Gamble''': What's the next part?
-->'''Hoitz''': As a flotation device ..
-->'''Gamble''': As a flotation device... (pause) Ohh.. you know what? That's very funny.. I've NEVER mirandized someone before..
-->'''Ershon''' Are you guys for real? Am I being Punked?
* Referenced and mocked in ''Film/RedHeat'', starring Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger. Arnold's Soviet cop has to have ''Miranda'' explained to him. Later on when he's harassed by a street hustler, he asks:
-->'''Arnold''': Do you know Miranda?\\
'''Hustler''': [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Never heard of the bitch!]]\\
(Arnold punches the hustler unconscious)
* In ''{{Film/Fletch}}'', Fletch gets arrested by a pair of [[DirtyCop Dirty Cops]] who flagrantly and smugly plant drug evidence on him [[ForTheEvulz just to be jerks about it]]. Fletch snarks that they should at least read him his rights.
-->'''Dirty Cop 1''': You have the right to have your face kicked in by me. You have the right to get your balls stomped by him.
-->'''Dirty Cop 2''': ''[blows Fletch a kiss]''
-->'''Fletch''': I'll waive my rights.
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'': While fighting Falcon, Spider-Man tries to read Falcon his rights. Falcon throws him through a window.
-->'''Falcon:''' Are you new at this whole fighting thing? There is usually not this much talking!
* ''Film/AScannerDarkly''. Freck is pulled over by a police officer who cuffs him and starts reading Freck his rights but has trouble remembering them, then just loses patience and blows Freck's head off. Fortunately it turns out to be a [[AllJustADream paranoid drug-induced hallucination]].
* ''Franchise/MenInBlack'': The novelizations of the first two films include one scene each where James Edwards (or Agent Jay) does a version of this - justified in that he's an officer of the NYPD when introduced. In [[Film/MenInBlack the first]], Kay shoots Jeebs' head, and Edwards (who has not yet joined the MIB and become Agent Jay) yells at him to drop his gun and "Don't make me shoot you" before Jeebs gets up as his head grows back. The novel expands this by having Edward start to Mirandize Kay, but get interrupted partway through when Kay tells him to lighten up, right before Jeebs revives.
-->'''Edwards''': "Read my lips, asshole. You are under arrest. You have the right to remain silent. If you give up that right, anything you say can and will ''no doubt'' be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one-"
** [[Film/MenInBlackII The sequel]] has Jay doing a variation to Jeffrey, the giant worm, during its rampage through the subway:
-->'''Agent Jay''': "You have the right to remain ugly. You have the right to have your squirmy, extraterrestrial butt put in a sling for whiplashing me into that fruit stand and getting mashed banana all over my shirt. With the full powers vested in me as an agent of MIB, I hereby place you under arrest. Now pull your wiggly-ass self over!"

* There's a moment in ''Literature/{{Hannibal}}'' where Barney is about to provide Clarice with some information about Lector, but in so doing he'll be confessing to a crime (selling Lector memorabilia.) He asks Clarice to "agree for the record" that she has not read him his rights, so that if she was wearing a wire his confession would be inadmissible. Then he has her repeat the admission into her handbag for good measure.
* Spoofed in ''Literature/{{Incompetence}}'', the comedy novel by Rob Grant, where the caution takes up an entire chapter and basically amounts to "anything you say (or don't say) means you're both guilty and fully understand your rights". There's also a simplified version, for suspects who don't understand the full version:
-->"You don't have to say anything, but if you don't, bad things will happen to you. You can ask for a lawyer, but if you do, bad things will happen to you. Do you understand, or shall I read the full version again?"
* In the universe of ''Literature/SnowCrash'', the warnings have become incredibly wordy and trilingual, presumably as lawsuit-retardant; one cop translates the legalese back into straightforward, probably for his own amusement. "Any bodily motions not authorised or approved by us may result in responses up to and including lethal force..." "Or as we used to say, 'Freeze, Sucker!'"
* In Literature/TheHollows novel ''For a Few Demons More'', Rachel arrests Trent at his wedding and delivers an over-the-top sarcastic Miranda warning, including stating, "If you can't afford one, hell has frozen over and I'm the princess of [[Literature/LandOfOz Oz]]."
* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel ''Crisis on Centaurus'' has Kirk fleeing local forces with an unconscious Sulu, an old lawyer friend, and his terrorist clients who'd rather be in Federation custody to escape the death penalty, and arrests them during the flight with an abbreviated version of Miranda: "You have the right to remain silent, and anything you say can and will be held against you in a court of law. You already have a lawyer so I won't go into that part. You have a phone call coming. Want to make it?" (They don't.) Accuracy aside, it's a good moment of comic relief in a tense sequence.
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Karrin Murphy gets a couple of these in, usually alternating between reading the rights and continuing the conversation. The first was doing the speech to Dresden himself, in the middle of a crisis with a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent raging loup-garou]]. She pauses in between sentences to berate Dresden for being an asshole. In the second, she's arresting Molly.
* In the ''Series/{{Monk}}'' novel ''Mr. Monk in Outer Space'', we have a scene where Lieutenant Disher is arresting a guy who only speaks in the fictitious Dratch constructed language, and this gem:
-->'''Lt. Randy Disher:''' You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law, regardless of what language you speak in, a real one or a TV one.
** The issue of the rights being read out from memory was averted in ''Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu'', where Monk does read the Miranda rights from a card like he is supposed to when arresting a suspect in a quadruple homicide.
* In ''LightNovel/AnotherNote'', Naomi places [[spoiler: Beyond Birthday]] under arrest as he is loaded into the ambulance. She tells him that he does not have the right to a trial, an attorney, etc., because she is so distraught by the fact that he [[spoiler: [[MoralEventHorizon bludgeoned a 13-year-old girl to death.]]]] In actuality, he definitely would have had the right to a trial, an attorney, etc.; the law where he was arrested (Los Angeles, California) grants those to ''anyone'' who faces charges, even charges for heinous crimes.
* Miranda rights are often read by Literature/HarryBosch and other detectives in the works of Creator/MichaelConnelly. On several occasions, the detectives [[DiscussedTrope talk about]] when it will be required to Mirandize someone during a voluntary interview. In ''Literature/TheLastCoyote'', when Harry had convinced a suspect in a murder case to come to the police station for a voluntary interview. Harry hopes to cajole a confession out of the suspect, but before he could begin the interview, however, his [[ObstructiveBureaucrat lieutenant]] went and read the suspect his Miranda rights, tipping him off that they were investigating the incident as a murder rather than self-defense. When Harry started the interview and the suspect asked for a lawyer (essentially ending the interview before it could begin), Harry confronted the lieutenant and [[DisproportionateRetribution shoved him through his office window]].
* ''Literature/{{Desperation}}'': Peter and Mary Jackson, a couple driving cross-country in Peter's sister's car, are pulled over by [[spoiler: crazy EldritchAbomination-possessed]] Collie Entragian on the pretext of their missing rear license plate, and arrested for possession of marijuana after Entragian finds a baggie (which actually belongs to Peter's sister) in the car trunk. One of the signs that something is very wrong is when he's Mirandizing them and includes an unexpected phrase:
-->“You have the right to remain silent,' the big cop said in his robot's voice. 'If you do not choose to remain silent, anything you say may be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. [[BreadEggsMilkSquick I'm going to kill you.]] If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Do you understand your rights as I have explained them to you?”
* Creator/SvenHassel had a policeman for ThoseWackyNazis saying, "You have the right to remain silent but I advise you not to use it or [[WeHaveWaysOfMakingYouTalk you will wish you'd never been born!]]"

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Hilariously inverted in ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'' episode "Trial by Fire": When the team finally catches the bad guy of the week, who had been blowing up members of the 4400, Tom Baldwin says to him "You are being arrested as a terrorist; you will be treated as an enemy combatant: you do NOT have the right to remain silent, you do NOT have the right to an attorney, and whatever you say will damn sure be used against you."
* In the ''Series/{{CSI}}'' franchise, we typically cut away just after a CSI tells a detective to, "Read him his rights." On the original ''CSI'', the criminalists are not police officers, so they aren't actually legally empowered to perform the arrest. In ''Series/CSIMiami'' and ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'', they are, but still defer to the nearest homicide detective.
* ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' usually uses the reading of the ''Miranda'' rights as part of an ActBreak. The perp is cuffed, and a Detective will begin with "You have the right to remain silent, anything you do say..." as the scene fades to commercial. We are to assume the rest of the speech was given without having to waste camera time. In fact, if the entire ''Miranda'' speech is given on camera, it's a pretty good bet that much of Act II will be spent with the suspect arguing he wasn't Mirandized properly, or some other procedural technicality related to such. ''Series/LawAndOrder'' may have been one of the first shows to demonstrate not only the legal repercussions of not advising suspects of their Fifth Amendment rights, but also ways that botching the warning doesn't mean the perp is automatically OffOnATechnicality.
* Agen Scully occasionally says this from memory a few times in the earlier episodes of ''Series/TheXFiles'' after she and Mulder (or whichever member of the local law enforcement) make an arrest.
* Misused on ''Series/RabbitFall'' where the police constable is arresting the second boyfriend in a row to go to jail. She gives him the ''Miranda'' speech because he [[MotiveRant keeps trying to talk about why he did it]]. What's wrong with that? She's a Canadian police officer.
* {{Lampshaded}} in an episode of ''Series/MartialLaw''. A female teenager who has had previous run-ins with police points out to Sammo that the lawyer who was sent to represent her didn't ask if she was read her rights, which tips off Sammo that [[SpottingTheThread the lawyer was a fake]].
* Played with on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' -- while trying to get a perp to talk, they tell him that they can connect his crime to terrorism and get him sent to Guantanamo Bay. His "rights" thus essentially boil down to "You have no rights." He talks.
** ''NCIS'' also occasionally reads a member of the military his or her "Article 31s." As a member of the armed forces, the suspect doesn't have ''Miranda'' rights, but Article 31 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice has a [[http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/usc_sec_10_00000831----000-.html similar provision against compulsory self-incrimination]].
* Parodied on ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' ("[[Recap/FarscapeS02E15WontGetFooledAgain Won't Get Fooled Again]]"):
-->'''Crais:''' FREEZE! You're under arrest! You have the right to the remains of a silent attorney! If you cannot afford one... tough noogies! You can make ONE phone call! I recommend Trixie: 976-Triple 5-LOVE. Do you understand these rights as I have explained them to you?! Well do ya, PUNK?
-->'''Crichton:''' No...
-->'''Crais:''' Well... then ''I can't arrest you!''
** Bonus insanity points for being delivered by a man in high heeled shoes. Who then slams Crichton's head in a car door.
* In ''Series/LoisAndClark'', policeman barge into Lex Luthor's wedding and start reading his rights to him. Naturally, when they come to the "If you cannot afford a lawyer" part, Lex shouts that he can afford a thousand lawyers.
** In an episode where the BigBad was pitting all of Metropolis against him, the public demands that Superman present various documents allowing him to fly (e.g. a pilot's license), his Social Security number (proving he pays taxes; which he does, just not as Superman), etc. When he catches a crook, the cops immediate let him go explaining that Supes didn't Mirandize him. Superman points out that the cops are usually the ones to do it.
* Happens OnceAnEpisode (at least) on ''Series/TheCloser''. Part of Brenda Johnson's skill as an interrogator is in getting suspects to waive those rights and/or slip up in the interview room. A common tactic for her is to persuade the suspects to revoke their Miranda rights and confess. In one episode, there's an inversion: Brenda tells the suspect how the murder was committed; once the suspect agrees with Brenda and admits guilt, only then does Brenda have her rights read and arrest her, since legally that's considered a spontaneous confession.
** In spinoff ''Series/MajorCrimes'', Captain Raydor will usually advise suspects of their Miranda rights, and then advise them that if they call a lawyer, the chances of a plea-bargain deal go out the window.
** ''Series/TheCloser'' violates them in nearly every episode, when suspects ask for lawyers and have questions asked as 'minor things' while the lawyer is coming (technically this would mean that whatever the suspect said would be inadmissible, but any evidence found because of what they said would be allowed).
* Many writers add "editorial comments" from the arresting officer, as with this example from ''Series/TheCloser'':
--->'''Sanchez''': "...any stupid thing you say will be used against you. You have the right to an attorney. If your broke ass can't afford one, one will be provided..."
* The 1960s ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'', being a PoliceProcedural, did this frequently, with (usually) Sgt. Friday telling the person under interrogation at the beginning of said interrogation rather than at arrest.
** Also ''Series/AdamTwelve''.
* On ''Series/{{Hardcastle and McCormick}}'', in the early episodes Judge Hardcastle carried a ''Miranda'' card with him everywhere, including in the pocket of his bathrobe. Since his retirement project was to catch criminals who were getting acquitted on "technicalities," he wanted to make sure he followed procedure (even though, come to think of it, a retired judge isn't a cop, either).
** Having been schooled by Hardcastle, [=McCormick=] would sometimes remind the cops arresting the bad guys at the end of the episode that they had to read it from the card, for it to count.
* Discussed in an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}''. Frasier believes that he cannot commit perjury for Niles's sake, and has a discussion with Martin about it. Martin brings up an example where he did not read a criminal's rights. Said criminal had been arrested multiple times, and knew his rights as well as Martin did. This was an example of HollywoodLaw, though, as Martin said he ''saw'' the suspect shoot someone, and thus wasn't going to interrogate him-it was unnecessary. Plus, the only reason he didn't read them anyway is because the suspect got loose and he had to go catch him.
* An episode of ''Series/{{Bones}}'' featured Booth arresting and Mirandizing a suspect in a hurry, since he's on an international airplane that's seconds from landing...and once it touches down, Booth doesn't have jurisdiction. Of course, this is [[YouFailLawForever patently ridiculous]]. ''Miranda'' warnings are not necessary for a valid arrest; they are concerned with statements by the arrested suspect. "You're under arrest" would have been enough for jurisdictional purposes, with the ''Miranda'' warnings coming at Booth's leisure...if international jurisdiction worked like that anyway, which it (probably) doesn't.
* In one episode of ''Series/{{Castle}}'' this crosses with LyingToThePerp. Beckett and Castle both insist that Beckett did not read a small time crook his rights and that he is free to go. The real ruse works in that they aren't after him, but his boss, who would see him walk out of the precinct (with suspicious ease) and assume he was working with the cops. The crooks only chance at survival is to implicate himself further so that the cops would arrest him, and thus keep him in custody.
** Spoofed in a later episode:
---> '''Beckett:''' You have the right to remain silent ... so shut the hell up.
* In the ''Series/DueSouth'' episode "Asylum", Ray gets framed for murder and runs to the Canadian consulate, whereupon Fraser promptly arrests him and reads him his Miranda rights. Since Fraser's whole reason for arresting him in the consulate is to force the Chicago police to extradite him from Canada, you'd think he'd at least make the effort of using [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miranda_rights#Canada the Canadian version]] of ReadingYourRights.
* Parodied in a ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OWCtFTeyP4 sketch]] that involves a very bored criminal robbing a very bored homeowner, then they're interrupted by a very bored police officer who tells the robber, "You have the right to blah blah blah..."
* Used on ''Series/BostonLegal,'' where the police almost never get through the warning without one of the [[BunnyEarsLawyer lawyers]] saying something smartass.
* Used rarely in ''Series/{{Columbo}}''. Most memorably, when arresting a lawyer for murdering his mistress: Columbo coolly tells him he's going to read him his rights, pulls out a crumpled note and reads it verbatim.
* Parodied in the ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode ''[[Recap/CommunityS3E17BasicLupineUrology Basic Lupine Urology]]'' which is an AffectionateParody of ''Series/LawAndOrder''. Troy and Abed are acting like police detectives but regularly point out that they have no authority whatsoever.
---> '''Troy:''' You have the right to do whatever you want, nothing you say or do can be used against you by anyone, but we'd really like it if you came with us, please-and-thank-you...
* On ''Series/{{JAG}}'': Harmon Rabb has his rights read to him twice, first by FBIAgents in "People v. Rabb", and Article 31 rights by Leroy Gibbs in "Ice Queen".
* Parodied in the ''Series/BlueBloods'' episode "The Truth About Lying" after Danny interrupts a suspect's escape attempt by running a shopping cart into his path. The subject goes down, hard.
--> '''Danny:''' You have the right to remain unconscious.
* In an episode of ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'', Hutch is Mirandizing a man whom he and Starsky caught in the process of raping a bruised and struggling woman, but as soon as he says "You have the right to remain silent--" the man, rather than keeping his trap shut, interrupts by yelling "Aw, c'mon, I was just trying to have a little fun! She came with me for kicks!" Hutch stubbornly keeps Mirandizing with "if you ''waive'' your right to remain silent anything you say may be used against you" but it's not much help to the rapist anymore.
* In one episode of ''Series/AlienNation'', Officer Francisco had to arrest an elderly dying Newcomer who had murdered other Newcomers, who had been revealed to be Overseers who were hiding from their fellows to avoid punishment for their crimes. When Francisco starts reading his rights, he gets as far as "You have the right to remain silent," before the Newcomer shouts, "No one has the right to remain silent!"
* In the ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' episode "The Magnificent Eight", the group time travels to the Wild West. Ray Palmer ends up becoming sheriff and starts to Mirandize a criminal he apprehends, until Snart points out Miranda Rights haven't been invented yet.
* In one episode of ''Series/BrooklynNineNine,'' Jake attempts to Mirandize a suspect after being forced to let his SitcomArchNemesis escape again, but starts with "You have the right to remain Doug Judy."

* Music/PaulAndStorm turned this into a [[http://www.paulandstorm.com/lyrics/the-miranda-lullabye/ lullabye]].

* This happens in a GameOver on ''The Getaway: Pinball/HighSpeed II'', the idea being that [[HeroAntagonist Car 504]] has pulled you over for going waaayyyy above the speed limit.

[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* Mentioned by Creator/RonWhite during his story about being arrested for being drunk in public:
--> "I had the right to remain silent--but I didn't have the ability."

[[folder:Video Games]]
* VideoGame/{{Prototype}}: "You have the right to be ventilated. I have the right to burn your home and shoot your dog. Do you understand these rights as I have read them to you?"
* Marcus in TrueCrimeNewYorkCity parodies this. "You have the right to an attorney and some other shit I can't remember." In the first installment, the protagonist sometimes says to suspects after beating them up and cuffing them: "You have the right to remain - unconscious!"
* In ''VideoGame/PoliceQuest'', the player had better remember to read everyone they arrest their rights, if they want to finish the game with full points.
** This was even grounds for NonStandardGameOver for one case that ended up in court.
** Which is strange, because the game was, supposedly, designed with the input of a retired police officer. One can imagine that the developers often ignored him.
* [[spoiler: [[MoleInCharge Gates]]]] from ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}'' recites these to Jonathan Ingram when framing him for murder.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
%%* Parodied in ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'', too.
* From one ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' strip about two officers arresting a "Lamer".
-->'''Police Officer 1''': You have the right to remain silent...
-->'''Police Officer 2''': While we take turns beating the stupid out of you.
* ''Webcomic/TheIllustratedGuideToLaw'' has a lengthy section on Miranda rights, what you can do in any particular situation, and what is admissible by the police. A summation of everything can be found [[http://lawcomic.net/guide/ here]] It also points out that technically what you're waiving when you waive your Miranda rights is not your right to silence and to have an attorney present but your right for the government to not coerce you into giving testimony you would not otherwise have given.
* In ''WebComic/KevinAndKell'', when Douglas Squirrel is exposed as D.B. Cooper and arrested, they tried to read him his rights, but when they got to the 'you have the right to remain silent', he replies "Oh, I don't think so." Cut to Dorothy receiving his manuscript for ''D.B. Cooper: My Story'' and instructions to send it to every literary agent in New York.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
** Police Commissioner Gordon is arrested for a crime for which he was framed. The officer begins to recite the Miranda, but Gordon angrily stops him dead with the fact that he, for obvious reasons, is quite familiar with the recitation.
** In another episode, the ever-cynical Detective Bullock warns a perp he's just arrested, "You have the right to remain silent, if you choose to give up that right, you're probably going to bore me to death, so just shut up."
** Bullock has a few noteworthy "amendments" to the Miranda rights. In fact, in the shows run, he Mirandizes at least four perps, and not once does he actually use the correct wording.
** In the nightmare episode "Over the Edge", Detective Montoya tells Nightwing he has the right to remain silent. Nightwing just quips, "Waived."
* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' when Marge becomes a cop. She is forced to arrest Homer after he repeatedly breaks the law (triple parking his car over three handicap spots so he could buy underage kids beer, then stealing Marge's hat). When she tells him of his right to remain silent, he replies "I choose to waive that right" and starts screaming.
** All the way back in season 1 (Krusty Gets Busted), Chief Wiggum arrests Krusty and tries to recite the Miranda Rights, but either forgets them or gets bored.
-->'''Wiggum''': You have the right to remain silent, anything you say blah, blah, blah, blah, blah...
** In the season 13 episode, "The Parent Rap", Wiggum tries again to recite them, this time using a teleprompter in his car.
-->'''Wiggum''': You have the right to remain um uh...(reads teleprompter) silent? That doesn't sound right.
** Homer uses a modified Miranda rights as bedroom talk
-->'''Homer''': You have the right to remain sexy. Anything you touch can and will be used against you in a court of sex. You have the right to an sextorney. If you cannot afford an sextorney, one will be provided- At this point Marge interrupts by grabbing and kissing Homer.
** Discussed and parodied in "Homer at the Bat" when the Springfield police arrest Steve Sax (long story) and when Sax asks for his lawyer, they laugh him off and tell him he watches too much TV.
-->'''Chief Wiggum''': Nice work, boys. I think we can close the book on just about every unsolved crime in our city.
-->'''Steve Sax''': Don't I at least get to call my lawyer?
-->'''Lou''': You watch too many movies, Sax!
* In the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Wheezin' Ed," when the kids find a counterfeit penny operation run by [[TooDumbToLive petty criminals Vic and Morrie]], one of the arresting officers uses an interesting {{Malaproper}} when effecting the arrest:
-->'''Officer:''' Now get those kids in the boat pronto while I read these two clowns their Mirumba rights."
* In ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead [[TheMovie Do America]]'', Mr. Van Dreissen is arrested by the ATF. When he asks about his Miranda Rights, one of the agents wordlessly knocks him down with the butt of his rifle.
* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'' episode "American Dicks", where Duckman is arrested during the taping of two rivaling police reality shows, and the officer arresting him states "You have the right to remain silent. You also have some other rights that they'll dub in during editing".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'': When a MadScientist created a BadFuture, Stanley was arrested and learned the Miranda rights don't exist in that timeline.
* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' episode "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice". The Pastmaster reanimates several skeletons to do his bidding. When the skeletons try to attack some Enforcer pilots, the pilots say, "You have the right to remain ''buried''!" before blowing them to pieces with a gatling gun.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeCoolScoobyDoo'': Upon being arrested by the clown police for breaking the cardinal code of clownhood, a MonsterClown is told he has the right to remain silent should he choose to be tried as a mime.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Ernesto Miranda, the defendant who went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and won, ended up serving the exact same sentence. The Supreme Court ruled that, because he had not been made aware of his right to not answer questions, his confession was not admissible, and the prosecution wasn't allowed to bring it up. However, the Court didn't simply let Miranda OffOnATechnicality: they sent the case back for a new trial. Prosecutors retried him, didn't bring up the confession, and got the same verdict.
** Tragically or hilariously, depending your disposition, Miranda was paroled only to be stabbed to death shortly after in a bar fight. His murderer was probably confused when he was handed a card (more popular initially than speaking the rights) with his victim's name on it.
* More recently, the Supreme Court has now found that this trope brings out its own existence. In ''Dickerson v. United States'', the Court ruled: "We do not think there is such justification for overruling ''Miranda''. ''Miranda'' has become embedded in routine police practice to the point where the warnings have become part of our national culture."
* Unfortunately, despite the original intent of the ''Miranda'' decision (to eliminate shady-but-technically-legal police practices ''circa'' 1966), the result of the decision has been the standardization of the ''Miranda'' warning as part of official police procedure, followed by the adoption of many techniques that don't actually violate the ''letter'' of the law, but do undermine its ''spirit''. The "photocopier lie detector" trick, for example, in both ''Series/TheWire'' and ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'', doesn't run afoul of the doctrine of ''Miranda'', but is a good example of what the decision was intended to stop. (There's debate about whether that one occurred, but similar methods have developed in police stations across the country.) Additionally, people who are arrested rarely ''bother'' to remain silent, and besides, the Supreme Court has scaled back the boundaries of what ''Miranda'' means in the forty years since handing down the decision. In the end, ''Miranda'' doesn't really interfere with police investigations as much as you might think.
** As the original book ''Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets'' points out, ''Miranda'' is essentially a compromise between a court system that wants to see the rights of the accused protected, and a society that wants to see crimes punished 6(because confessions are, by and large, the most effective vehicle for that).
* A good rule for anyone who encounters the police is that if the police ''ask'' you if they can do something, that means they ''cannot'' do it without your permission. If they don't need your permission, they aren't going to bother asking for it. No police officer ''ever'' asked someone for permission to arrest them. "Can I search your car?" or "you mind if I take a look in your car? You've got nothing to hide, right?" are ways that the police try to get around this without violating your rights, because if you gave them permission to search your person, your house, or your vehicle and they do find something, you are under arrest and it's perfectly legal because they had your ''permission.'' If a police officer ''asks'' to search you or your car or asks if he can talk to you, the smart thing to say is "am I being detained?" If they answer no, then tell them they do not have your permission and you are leaving. They can't stop you without arresting you. If they do arrest you, then you have the right to remain silent and you don't have to say anything. Also remember that if a police officer asks to search you or your vehicle or your house and you are not under arrest, if you say no, they cannot say "well, I'm searching anyway." THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME, AND THE POLICE DO IT BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT THEY WILL OFTEN GET AWAY WITH IT. Do not resist, but keep repeating that you do not give your permission, record everything on your phone if you can, and tell anyone nearby that you are being searched without your permission and would like them to stick around to get their name and phone number. If they do find something and arrest you, you will need all the witnesses you can get because anything found under those conditions is inadmissible. There is a clip online of a police officer telling men that he had pulled over that if they do not cooperate, he will just "make something up" and have them put away in jail for the rest of their lives. He boldly stated that THE POLICE DO THIS ALL THE TIME, and it's true. There are ''thousands'' of innocent men behind bars because of this.
* In a case of RealityIsUnrealistic, the ''Miranda'' rights (and other American legal tropes) are so ubiquitous in the media that Canadians (who have a significantly different legal system) [[EaglelandOsmosis often expect to be handled like they would in the U.S.]] For example, the fifth amendment to the Constitution of Canada had nothing to do with rights. It allowed the federal government to provide a bridge between Prince Edward Island and the mainland rather than ferry services. Protection against self-incrimination is found in Section 13 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Canadian caution reads (with some variation depending on the police service):
--> ''"You are under arrest for [charge], do you understand? You have the right to retain and instruct counsel without delay. We will provide you with a toll-free telephone lawyer referral service, if you do not have your own lawyer. Anything you say can be used in court as evidence. Do you understand? Would you like to speak to a lawyer?"''
** It's not helped by TV shows explicitly set in Canada which nonetheless feature cops reading arrestees their rights American-style. For example, ''Series/ForeverKnight'', set in Toronto, has the hero's partner cuffing a guy, starting the "You have the right to remain silent" bit, and actually telling the guy "Sing along, you know the words!" (Canadian rights are, however, similar to American rights in regards to self-incrimination and legal representation. They're just not codified the same way as ''Miranda''. The main significant differences: you do ''not'' have the right to have an attorney present while being questioned. If you ask for an attorney right away, the police have to hold off questioning you until you talk to one for advice, but you cannot say that they can't talk to you without your attorney being present. Also, invoking your right to silence doesn't mean the interrogation is over; you don't have to say anything, but the police don't have to stop asking you questions.)
* In France, it is mandatory to read their rights to arrested suspects. This is never done. PopCulturalOsmosis often causes French suspects to insist on rights they don't actually have, however.
* Rather amusingly, and due to the subtitles (Closed Captioning) being prepared by an American company, the UK Fly-on-the-Wall Documentary ''Police Interceptors'' has the caption "Recites Miranda" whenever one of the police officers tell a suspect "YouDoNotHaveToSayAnything".
* Creator/NealStephenson in ''In The Beginning Was The Command Line'':
--> "We seem much more comfortable with propagating those values to future generations nonverbally, through a process of being steeped in media. Apparently this actually works to some degree, for police in many lands are now complaining that local arrestees are insisting on having their Miranda rights read to them, just like perps in American TV cop shows. When it's explained to them that they are in a different country, where those rights do not exist, they become outraged. Series/StarskyAndHutch reruns, dubbed into diverse languages, may turn out, in the long run, to be a greater force for human rights than the Declaration of Independence."
* There was much debate (and backlash from some who believed it was akin to denying him them) when Boston police questioned Dzokhar Tsarnaev about the Boston Marathon bombing without being read his rights. Police justified this under the "public safety" exception, though a judge did Mirandize him eventually (and he shut up after he was).
** Note that this is almost exactly the hypothetical "mad bomber" scenario described at the top of the page.