Miranda v. Arizona (1966)
By: Sam and Connor
Summary of the Case
Ernesto Miranda, was accused of rape, kidnapping, and robbery. During interrogations, Miranda confessed to the crimes but was never properly read his constitutional rights.He was found guilty and sentenced to 20-30 years in prison. He appealed to the Arizona Supreme Court and was denied. He then took his case to the U.S. Supreme Court where they ruled in his favor in a 5-4 split. They determined that the confession was obtained unconstitutionally and could not be used as evidence. His ruling was overturned but was soon retried without the confession and was still found guilty.
Impact On Today
Today when a criminal suspect is taken into custody, they are read their "Miranda Rights" which explains their constitutional right of an attorney and not to self-incriminate themselves.