After you are arrested you will be taken to either the local precinct or state police barracks. Once at the barracks or the police precinct the police officer(s) conduct the booking process. The booking process entails you providing basic information about yourself, your fingerprints, and photograph (this may also include photographs of any tattoos). In addition, the police may decide to ask you questions regarding the alleged crime. You don't have to answer any questions, you have the right to request the presence of an criminal attorney and questioning should cease. If they do decide to ask you questions, the police are required to read you your Miranda rights or Miranda warning.
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Although the U.S. Supreme Court did not provide standard language for the Miranda warning, it did provide guidelines for what police should inform an individual. The Court said, "
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