Court Case : Miranda V. Arizona

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Court Case: Miranda v. Arizona
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Introduction: In the case Miranda vs. Arizona. This case goes against the 5th and 6th amendments. Miranda says that the police had violated his 5th Amendment right to remain silent and his 6th Amendment right to legal counsel. Miranda addressed the Escobedo rule which states evidence obtained from an illegally obtained confession is inadmissible in court. Also addressed was the Gideon rule which states all felony defendants have the right to attorney. But the police say that Miranda completely voluntarily signed the confession.
Background:
This case had to do with Ernesto Miranda v. Arizona. Miranda was in interrogation with the police and he was not told about his rights to remain silent and the right to counsel. Even though he was not informed of his rights he still signed a confession saying that what he said what he said to the police in the interrogation was completely voluntary. On the top of each page was the statement, “I, Ernesto A. Miranda, do hereby swear that I make this statement voluntarily and of my own free will, with no threats, coercion, or promises of immunity, and with full knowledge of my legal rights, understanding any statement I make may be used against me.” He was not fully acknowledged of his rights until 1:30 when he was signing his confession after a two hour long interrogation. This case…
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