• Of course what you say can be used for you. You can give a legitimate alibi including verifiable proof. You can provide information on something you know about the crime or the actual perpetrator that sends authorities in the right direction; etc., etc. That gives innocent people every reason to speak up. Some are eager to talk because they are arrogant and believe that they're smarter than the investigators. There are some suspects that think that they can misdirect an investigation.
  • Where does it read, "cannot be used for you"? I can find no such instruction in the link provided.
  • Many people don't realize if they are charged with a crime the police are not your friend. They're there to gather evidence to convict you. They'll twist virtually everything you tell them.
    • bostjan64
      100% this! If you admit to anything, you're nailed. If you state your alibi, they will disbelieve it. If anything you say doesn't check out, you're nailed. Even if it does check out, they can use it to justify further suspicion. So your best policy is to remain silent and get legal representation. About half the time (or more), the police initially arrest the wrong suspect, but, once they have you in custody, their goal is to nail you, not to make sure you are guilty, but to make sure you look guilty.
  • Because they lack knowledge. If you have done something wrong, always say no comment.
  • They might want to find their missing child, or possession that was stolen or find who is responsible for the crime against them or their loved one.
  • There is a Federal Rule 802, but no 802 1A. Federal Rule 802 deals with hearsay evidence. There is nothing in it connected to Miranda Rights.

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