Miranda Vs. Arizona Supreme Court Case Essay

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Miranda vs Arizona
By Bryan Lundgren In this project, I will find out some of the background, information, and the decision behind the Miranda vs. Arizona Supreme Court Case in 1966. I think before I go into the Supreme Court case and decision, I think it is important to know the reason why the case made it to the Supreme Court in the first place. In March 13th, 1963 the court case began with the arrest of a Phoenix resident named Ernesto Miranda. During this arrest, Miranda was not informed of his rights during the arrest. At the police station, he was identified by the witness. The police then took him to interrogation and was then questioned by two police officers. Two hours later, the officers obtained a written confession signed by Miranda. The statement was a typed paragraph stating that he had made confession voluntarily, without threats or promises of immunity from the police. The document also contained that he had full knowledge of his legal rights and that he understood that any statement he made could be used against him. He was allegedly charge with rape, kidnapping, and robbery. Miranda had a history of serious mental instability and unfortunately had no counsel present. At his first trial, the prosecution 's case consisted solely of his confession and the officers admitted at trial that Miranda was not advised that he had a right to have an attorney present. He was then convicted of both rape and kidnapping and sentenced to 20 to 30 years in prison. He then…

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