15 year old Gerald Gault has just been arrested after a women complained that Gerald and another boy made and incident phone call.
Geralds mother got a call saying that her son had been arrested. There was a hearing a couple days later. the judge said that he had to think about what to do. they kept Gerald in custody for 3 more days. There would be another hearing.
At there next hearing the judge said to send Gerald to juvenile detention until he turned 21.
Geralds lawyer argued that the state of Arizona had deprived him of his liberty without due process of law.
The Supreme Court came to a decision that Arizona must give Juveniles as well as adults notice of charges, right to counsel, right to remain silent, and right to confront