Ernesto Miranda was suspected to have raped and kidnapped an 18 year old girl in 1963. During interrogation, Miranda confessed that he had killed the girl. This confession was used in court,. He was found guilty and sentenced to 30 years in jail. He appealed the case to the state level supreme court, but was found guilty again. He then appealed the case to the Supreme Court.
Dear Supreme Court.....
Question before the court: Is the suspect being denied his 5th and 6th Amendment rights when the officers did not tell him his rights before interrogation?
This trial shall now commence
Amendments 5 and 6 are the amendments that the issue is based upon.
Amendment 5: Protects the rights of the accused against self-incrimination ,double jeopardy,etc. Amendment 6:Right to a public and speedy trial, to be judged by a jury of your peers,to have a lawyer,etc.
Arguments for the petitioner
Clearly, the officers deprived Miranda of his 5th and 6th amendment rights by not making it clear to him his rights.
Arguments for the respondent
The trial was fair and he willingly signed that confession with full knowledge of his rights.