Miranda v Arizona

By Owen Drugan Jr. and Michael Hartman

Case Briefing

Miranda v Arizona questioned the constitutionality of criminal procedures while in custody of law enforcement. Ernesto Miranda was taken into custody from his home and brought in for questioning. When taken into the interrogation room, Ernesto never denied answering any questions asked of him. He also was not aware that he could have a lawyer present during the session. Law enforcement never read his his rights, and used his lack of knowledge of the legal system against him.