Slang related to read someone his rights

give someone his rights

verb phrase

To inform an arrested person formally of his or her legal rights, esp by reading him or her a ''Miranda card'' detailing them : The judge threw it out because they hadn't given the crook his rights

[1960s+; fr the requirement based on the Supreme Court decision in the Miranda case of 1966]

read someone his rights


give someone his rights

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