Miranda rule. The doctrine that a criminal suspect in police custody must be informed of certain constitutional rights before being interrogated. • The suspect must be advised of the right to remain silent, the right to have an attorney present during questioning, and the right to have an attorney appointed if the suspect cannot afford one. If the suspect is not advised of these rights or does not validly waive them, any evidence obtained during the interrogation cannot be used against the suspect at trial (except for impeachment purposes).Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436, 86 S.Ct. 1602 (1966). [Cases: Criminal Law 412.2(3), 517.2(3), 518. C.J.S. Criminal Law §§ 918–922.]

[Blacks Law 8th]