A Florida resident does not have to be a lawyer to have heard of 'Miranda' rights. Miranda rights are the rights a person is told of when arrested on suspicion of committing a crime. Although cop shows like to sensationalize arrest scenes with dramatic recitations of these rights, these shows often come fairly close to getting these important legal protections correct.
One of a person's Miranda rights is the right to have an attorney. When a person is arrested he or she can become very confused and very intimidated by the legal process that is unfolding. The individual may not know how to communicate with authorities or how to advocate for his or her side of the story. There may be fear of saying the wrong thing, or getting into deeper trouble due to a lack of understanding of the criminal justice system.