The specific words that police officers use when arresting someone can vary depending on the jurisdiction, the circumstances of the arrest, and the officer’s training and experience. However, certain phrases are commonly used during an arrest, including:
- “You are under arrest” or “I am placing you under arrest”: This is a formal statement that indicates that the person is being taken into custody.
- “You have the right to remain silent” or “You have the right to remain silent and refuse to answer questions”: This statement advises the person of their Miranda rights, which include the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney.
- “Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law”: This is a warning that anything the person says during the arrest or questioning can be used as evidence.
- “You have the right to an attorney” or “If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you”: This is a statement that advises the person of their right to an attorney and informs them that an attorney will be appointed for them if they cannot afford one.
- “Do you understand these rights?” or “Do you waive these rights?”: This question asks the person whether they understand their Miranda rights and whether they choose to waive them or exercise them.
It is important to remember that if you are being arrested or questioned by the police, you have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. It is generally recommended that you exercise these rights and refrain from answering questions until you have spoken with an attorney.