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Miranda v. Arizona
Transcript of Miranda v. Arizona
Courts Decision Long Term Effects Short Term Effects The conviction of Ernesto Miranda was reversed and his confession could not be used in any further prosecution. Timeline June 13, 1966 The court made its final decision, Ruling the case unconstitutional, because it violated the rights of the accused. In a 5-4 vote, the supreme court overturned Miranda's earlier conviction. However, when he was retried with none of the evidence from the interrogation room, he was guilty and sentenced to 20-30 years of jail time. The case was ruled unconstitutional because Ernesto Miranda didn't know that he had protection against self-incrimination, as well as the right to an attorney. When the police were interrogating Miranda, he wasn't aware that he had the right to remain silent. Unconstitutionality http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/rights/images/miranda.jpg Arguments Miranda Ernesto Miranda was never informed about the Fifth Amendment,the right to protect yourself against self-incrimination and the Sixth Amendment, the right to an attorney. Arizona Ernesto Miranda was familiar with police procedures. He intelligently negotiated with the police and understood the process. He also willingly signed the confession. The Supreme Court should uphold his conviction and keep Ernesto Miranda in jail.