Ernesto Miranda Case Study

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A resident of Phoenix, Ernesto Miranda was charged with rape, kidnapping and robbery. Before he was arrested he was not read his rights and after a two-hour interrogation he admitted to his crimes. Miranda had a history of mental instability and did not finish ninth grade did not have a lawyer present. His case was manly supported on his recorded confession. He was found guilty and was sentenced to twenty to thirty years in prison. When he appealed to the Arizona Supreme Court for unconstitutionally being convicted, he was denied. Then he took it up with the U.S. Supreme Court and they ruled that the court could not use his confession as evidence due to the police not reading him his rights. This case is important because by reading rights

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