Anyone who has ever watched a police procedural television show or a movie that involves the arrest of a criminal has likely witnessed officers advising defendants of their Miranda rights. Although many laws and legal procedures vary from state to state, there are certain basic civil rights that those accused of crimes have regardless of where they are at the time of the arrest.
Those rights include your Miranda rights, the first and most important of which is your right to remain silent. Waiving your rights can impact the outcome of your interaction with law enforcement. Familiarizing yourself with this right can help you stand up for it if you find yourself in an unexpected interaction with law enforcement where they accuse you of a crime or question you about one.