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1 Miranda vs. Arizona 1966

2 Background Who: Ernesto Miranda Where: Phoenix, Arizona
What: Accused of kidnapping and other crimes When: 1960’s Why: Miranda confessed to his crime after two hours of interrogation, having never been informed of his right to an attorney or the right to remain silent. Sentenced to years.

3 Essential Question of the Case
Does interrogating criminal suspects without notifying them of their right to a lawyer and their protection against self-incrimination violate the Fifth Amendment?

4 The Supreme Court Hears the Case
Miranda’s conviction was overturned. Interrogations can “overbear the will” All suspects must be given the full opportunity to exercise the “privilege against self-incrimination”. Interrogations may be halted until an attorney arrives.


6 So What? What can happen to a suspect who proved that he/she was not informed of the Miranda rights when questioned by police?


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