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What happens if Miranda warnings are not given?

If you are put into police custody, and Miranda warnings were not given, it does not mean that charges against you will be thrown out. Instead, under the exclusionary rule, it simply means that anything you might say after you are put into police custody cannot be used against you. Therefore, if you confessed to a crime after you were put into police custody, and were not given Miranda warnings, then the confession would be thrown out. However, if you were put under arrest for arson and a police officer caught you holding matches and a gas tank at the scene of a fire, it’s doubtful that your confession would make or break the case.