What are Miranda Warningsand Why are they Necessary ?

.     Following an arrest, you will be handcuffed and read your "Miranda Rights", as follows: "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.  You have  the right to have an attorney present before and during any questioning.  If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to represent you before any questioning.  Do you understand these rights?     

            These rights are present to protect you from making statements that will later be used against you.  Simply state that you wish to speak to your defense attorney.  Note:  If the questioning continues after you have requested to remain silent and consult with your lawyer, your case may be dismissed for violations of these rights.  Additionally, motions can be filed to suppress all evidence obtained after the violation.