Miranda V. Arizona Case Essay

754 Words Aug 24th, 2016 4 Pages
The landmark U.S. Supreme Court case I have chosen to write about is Miranda v. Arizona. This was a case in Arizona where Mr. Miranda was arrested at his home and taken by police into custody to a police station where he was then identified by a complaining witness. Once, he was identified he was interrogated by two police officers for about two hours and as a result to this long interrogation he signed a written confession to the crime. Therefore, once the case went to trial his oral and written confessions were read to the jury. He was then found guilty of kidnapping as well as rape and sentence to 20-30 years’ imprisonment on each count (uscourt.gov. com. n.d.). After being sentenced Mr. Miranda appealed the court’s decision in the Supreme Court of Arizona and they held that his constitutional rights were not violated in obtaining the confession (uscourt.gov. com. n.d.). Although, the Supreme Court of Arizona voted that his rights were not violated Mr. Miranda was not satisfied with their decision and took his case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Once the case entered the U.S. Supreme Court they reversed the judgement of the Supreme Court of Arizona based on the Fifth Amendment privilege. They stated in their reversal that this privilege is available outside of court proceedings and serves to protect persons in all settings in which their freedom of action is curtailed in any significant way from being compelled to incriminate themselves (uscourt.gov. com. n.d.). Therefore,…

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