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Last edited at 6:32PM on 10/26/2012
Yes, that right is an amendment, the fifth one that deals with the Miranda Warning which states that the person being arrested must be read their rights; the right to remain silent, the right to an attorney and that anything they say could be used against them in court. Every state in the the United States must follow the rights listed in the Constitution.
In the state of Alabama, the law does dictate law enforcement offices to read you your rights before been taken to jail. However, you have to be told why you are getting arrested before being arrested. You are also supposed to have the right to have a lawyer; that is, you should not say anything until you meet him or her.