Miranda v. Arizona

Miranda's 5th and 6th amendment rights... GONE

The Story Behind the Case

This case was about an man named Ernesto Miranda. This case was all stated by that Miranda was accused of rape. The rape victim is unknown, but we do not need that info for this case. While Miranda was being interrogated, the police didn't inform him of his 5th amendment right against self-incrimination and 6th amendment right for having help from an attorney. By this mistake, Miranda confessed to the crimes charged with. Miranda was sentenced to 20 to 30 years in prison. Miranda's attorney fought this case saying that Miranda was not informed about his 5th and 6th amendment rights. This was taken to the United States Supreme Court. The Supreme Court had other dealings similar to this one so they decided to hear his story. Finally the court voted 5 to 4 in favor of Miranda. This ended the troublesome case once and for all.


  1. Quote From the Majority Group:
  • " ... the prosecution may not use statements, whether exculpatory or inculpatory, stemming from custodial interrogation of the defendant unless it demonstrates the use of procedural safeguards..."