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Afford

To be able to buy something. Theoretically, one can afford anything so long as one has the money to purchase it. However, affordability is subjective to a certain extent, depending on one's other obligations, wants and needs. See also: Expensive, Cheap.
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Because of the disparity in the protections afforded individuals who invoke their rights to counsel under either the Fifth or Sixth Amendment, law enforcement officers must be well trained to recognize which right is being invoked and what limitations the invocation imposes on future investigations.
Department policy makers should recognize that individuals who invoke their rights to counsel under Miranda are afforded considerably greater protection than those who invoke their right to silence.