Essay on The Miranda Vs. Arizona

1177 Words Nov 20th, 2015 5 Pages
Before 1966 there was really no right or warning that protected the people and told them what they were entitled to. As we all must have heard "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law". This famous warning was created because of the well-known case known as Miranda vs. Arizona. In which Ernesto Miranda from Arizona was convicted of various crimes but was let free. Due to the fact that he was unaware of his rights at the time, so the court was not able to do anything at the time of his trial. The Miranda vs. Arizona case explored the rights of American citizens because it made them question if Americans have too many rights and were if they were being exercised in the wrong way and if so that had to change. Furthermore, Ernesto Miranda had a bad reputation with law enforcement growing up. He lost his mother at a very young age. This led to his bad decisions growing up. Law enforcement referred to Miranda as "... a perverted career criminal" (citizendium). This goes to show the things he did were and are unacceptable. Because of him as well he "... caused the Supreme court to establish a major due process right for defendants in criminal cases the right not to incriminate themselves by answering police officers ' questions after they are arrested"(citizendium). This was kind of a form of your Miranda Rights but not yet exactly. By this time Miranda was a much known criminal in Arizona. Miranda had gotten…

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