The Landmark Case: Miranda Vs. Arizona

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The landmark case, Miranda vs. Arizona is one of the most important legal cases in the United States. The decision of the case led to the creation of the Miranda Rights, which is still practiced to this day. Miranda Rights- “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do can and will be held against you in a court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you. Do you understand these rights as they have been read to you?” (Decision Date: June.13.1966). On the 13th of March, Ernesto Arturo Miranda, a 23-year-old, Mexican immigrant living in Phoenix, Arizona, was arrested and accused of the kidnapping and raping of 18-year-old, Patty McGee. Miranda was taken…show more content…
Moreover, it requires that people arrested are made aware of all their rights, including their right for a lawyer. Because none of these rights were told to Miranda in the first place and because his confession was unconstitutionally admitted at trial, his conviction was reversed. Ultimately, he was later convicted without the admission of his confession. The Miranda v Arizona case made history, and it is considered one of the most important cases for the law enforcement community. The case made it clear that police officer need to Mirandize when an individual is in custody and interrogated. Although, several exceptions apply, for example, an individual voluntarily entering a police station, wishing to confess to a crime, police officers are constantly challenged to determine at what point a defendant needs to be Mirandize, and several other major cases show the challenges and controversies that the Miranda Rights have brought upon our
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