Miranda V Arizona Case: The Case Of Miranda V. Arizona

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There have been many cases over the course of history that have changed the way we go about our lives today, but the one that’s genuinely made an impact on my life is the case of Miranda v. Arizona. I didn 't choose this case because of it’s popularity or history behind it, I chose it because of what the outcome represents for us as a society: security. “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be held against you in a court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you. Do you understand these rights as they have been read to you?” (Fei, 2014) These are words that I’ve heard again and again throughout my life, but I never really understood what …show more content…
As civilians, we see this verdict as a positive because it safeguards our liberties against unjust policing conditions. As a result, we are free to go about our lives knowing that, if we’re actually ever stopped, we are going to be informed of our rights as soon as it happens and we’re going to be at liberty to choose our plan of action from there. On the other hand, if you look at it from the perspective of the government, this verdict means that it’s going to have to use up its resources to provide an attorney to everyone who doesn 't have one. This also means that the justice system may be slowed down too because, everyone’s waiting to have legal representation with them before they even begin to speak to the authorities. Therefore, all the waiting around can cause an interference in the way the police force operates. Nevertheless, no matter what the topic is, different people will always have different perspectives on the situations they’re …show more content…
First of all, if the miranda rights wouldn’t have ever been enforced, it would have meant that my cousin might not have ever been aware of his rights to an attorney and to remain silent. Due to this, he might’ve never had legal representation with him and he wouldn’t have known when he should stay quiet and when to speak. In the long run, this could’ve led to him admitting to something he didn 't do thus, instead of being put in jail for years, he would end up locked up for

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