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Supreme Court Case: Miranda V. Arizona

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Miranda v. Arizona

In 1966 Ernest Miranda was arrested at his home and taken to a police station where he was identified by the complaining witness. After a 2 hour interrogation he was found guilty of kidnapping and rape. He confessed all of this without being read his rights. The police did not read him his rights that are stated in the 5th amendment. So he did not have a lawyer and he did not know he had the right to have an attorney present. He was an immigrant so he did not have the knowledge of this anyway. He was convicted of rape and kidnapping. He was sentenced to 20-30 years in prison. Since he was not informed of his rights the charges was let go. In each of these cases, the defendant was questioned by police officers, detectives,
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