Miranda vs. Arizona

Katie & Chynna

What it was?

The right to have your rights recited to you when you are questioned. Also, the right to have an attorney present.

Why it happened?

Ernesto Miranda was arrested and confessed to rape and kidnapping. He was charged without having his rights recited to him and an attorney present. The police officers did not inform him of this Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, or his Sixth Amendment right to the assistance of an attorney.

What did it solve?

It made the Fifth and Sixth amendment more present during court.

What did it change?

The way the interrogation process was handled.

Who won?

Ernesto Miranda, the defendant won.