The Miranda Rights are secured by the 5th and 6th Amendments, which assert that you have the right to remain silent. As you have heard, any statement you make can and will be used against you in court. You also have the right to consult with a lawyer during any interrogation. If you cannot afford legal representation, a lawyer may be appointed to you at no cost to you. These “Miranda Rights” apply when a suspect is taken into custody and prior to any interrogation. However, you must speak up to remain silent. You must clearly and unambiguously make it known that you are not going to speak.