Miranda v. Arizona

The case violated the Fifth and Sixth Amendment.

Objective Summary

Ernesto Miranda was a Mexican immigrant who was put on trial for rape & kidnapping. Since the police didn't inform Ernesto of his rights, he didn't know them because he is no an american citizen. He was not appointed an attorney and he wash not informed about self-incrimination. He was sentenced to jai for 20 to 30 years on each count, but the judge repealed that and his case was sent to the Supreme Court of the United States.


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Court Decision

The court ruled 5 to 4 in favor of Miranda. Majority opinion concluded "The defendants arrested under state law must be informed of their constitutional rights against self-incrimination and to representation by an attorney before being interrogated when in police custody." Someone who represented the minority opinion stated "I believe the decision of the Court represents poor constitutional law and entails harmful consequences for the country at large. How serious these consequences may prove to be only time can tell." As you can see this person felt Ernesto should've been convicted for what he did.