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Transparency #1:
THE FIFTH AND SIXTH AMENDMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION


The Fifth Amendment guarantees many rights for people accused of crimes.

Those most relevant to the Miranda case are:
  • An accused person may refuse to answer questions that may incriminate him or her.

  • An accused person may not be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.


The Sixth Amendment also includes many rights for people accused of crimes.

Those most relevant to the Miranda case are:

  • "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right ... to have the assistance of counsel for his defense."




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