Miranda Case Summary

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Miranda should have never been charged for any of the crimes. Miranda along with many other people were not given their constitutional rights.
“At approximately 8:30 p.m. on November 27, 1962, a young woman left the First National Bank of Arizona after attending night classes.” (Miranda and its Progeny, 2001) Four months later, the same suspect abducted an 18-year old girl at knife-point and, and after tying her hands and feet, drove to a secluded area of the desert and raped her.”(Miranda and its Progeny, 2001) On March 13, 1963 Ernesto Miranda was arrested from his home for the robbery, kidnap, and rape charges. When the police brought Miranda in for interrogation, they interrogated him for two hours. Within the entire interrogation Miranda’s lawyer present was never present
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Arizona was not the only court case with similar situations. In the case of Westover v. United States, Westover was arrested for robberies and a felony in California. “Westover was interrogated the night of the arrest and the next morning by local police. Then, FBI agents continued the interrogation at the station. After two-and-a-half hours of interrogation by the FBI, Westover signed separate confessions, which had been prepared by one of the agents during the interrogation, to each of the two robberies in California. “(Facts and Case Summary - Miranda v. Arizona) the confessions was used in the court and he was found guilty. In Vignera v. New York, Vignera charged for robbery of a dress shop “He was first taken to the 17th Detective Squad headquarters. He was then taken to the 66th Detective Squad, where he orally admitted the robbery and was placed under formal arrest. He was then taken to the 70th Precinct for detention, where he was questioned by an assistant district attorney in the presence of a hearing reporter who transcribed the questions and answers.”(Facts and Case Summary - Miranda v. Arizona) Both pieces of evidence were used in the case he was also found

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