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Miranda v. Arizona

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  • The 5th amendment 
  • I have the right to not self incriminate!
  • I have the right to a defendant!
  • The 6th amendment 
  • 20 to 30 YEARS!?!?
  • In 1966, Ernesto Miranda was charged with kidnap and rape. The victim identified Miranda as the one that did this to her. After Ernesto Miranda was arrested he was questioned without being informed of his 5th and 6th amendment rights. 
  • Our ruling is in favor of the defendant.
  •  The 5th amendment states that, "no person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself" and the 6th amendment states, "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right... to have assistance of counsel for his defense."
  • CONSTITUTION AMENDMENTS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
  • Although Miranda was not informed of his rights, he confessed, got a 20 to 30 year sentence then appealed his case to the Arizona Supreme Court. During his appeal case, his attorney argued that Miranda had not been informed of his rights and the police officers confessed that they had not explained his rights. Since Miranda had committed a crime before, the state said he should know his rights and affirmed his conviction.
  • Jane Doe, you are under arrest. You have the right to remain silent...
  • With a 5-4 vote the Supreme Court ruled in Ernesto Miranda's favor because his 5th and 6th amendment rights were violated. They said it was so easy to inform a defendant of their rights, there was no reason why he wouldn't of been told.
  • The Supreme Court Judges mainly used the 5th amendment to make their decision. They said that the fifth amendment right against self incrimination is very important and is "one of our Nation's most cherished principles" so not informing a defendant of this rights is not allowed. 
  • This one!
  • This case is very important to Americans because it ensures that all citizens will be aware of their rights, especially their rights on self incrimination and the right to an attorney,  while arrested under state law. This case was such a big realization that these rights are considered "Miranda Rights" now.
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