Lehi cop: Man who sold Ruzicka’s son drugs advised of rights sltrib.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
DeWine files court brief to reverse Miranda rights restrictions portsmouth-dailytimes.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Murder charge dropped over Miranda rights error dispatch.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
What is Hydropower and why does controversy surround it?
June 13, 2011
"... to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney, and if you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you."
Variations at the end include:
"I take it you understand what I'm saying?"
The 5-4 majority ruled that incriminating statements or confessions could not be used in a court of law unless we acknowledged that we fully understood them.
The court based its decision on the interpretation of our 5th Amendment constitutional right stating, in part, that we shall not be compelled to witness against ourselves, and on our 6th Amendment right to counsel.
The decision reversed an Arizona court's conviction of Ernesto Miranda on kidnapping and rape charges.
Even though Miranda was identified in a line up, confessed and signed a written statement.
That’s the nub of the criticism of the Miranda Rights today.
Criminals get off on technicalities.
A noted defense attorney believes that, if convicted, the high profile case regarding the mother on trial for the most heinous crime imaginable could be overturned on appeal, since her Miranda Rights were violated.
Why should the public be penalized if someone who commits a crime is not aware of their rights? Isn't it their responsibility to know them?
On the other hand.
Chief Justice Earl Warren believed it essential that the prosecution not use statements made by a person in police custody unless certain minimum procedural safeguards were in place.
Since any person, like Miranda, in unfamiliar surroundings, subject to special techniques of persuasion, may feel forced to speak.
Is it so difficult for a police officer to remember to read someone their rights?
What say you?
Is Lady Justice still balancing those scales?
While our members do have the right to remain silent, I would hope you would choose to come forward and state your case.
Concepts of Justice past and present lawandliberty.org Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Miranda rights controversy revived by Times Square bomber personalmoneystore.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Miranda Rights: A Brief History criminalinfonetwork.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
What do you think of our Miranda Rights?