Many are unsure what the Miranda rights are and how you are protected. The Miranda warnings only apply to interrogations that occur while you are in custody. If you are not in custody, you do not have to answer questions being asked. Also, these warnings are only a protection against questions that could lead to an incriminating response. You do not need to be read your rights before asked what your name and address is, or other information that would not be incriminating. Law enforcement is able to arrest you without reading your rights, but if they ask you questions without reading your rights, anything you say may be inadmissible into evidence.