What prompted the Federal government to adopt the "Miranda" law?
- rightstuffLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
I was a police officer so this really affected me. In 1963, Ernesto Miranda was arrested for kidnapping and rape of a Jane Doe at a bus stop. He made a confession without having been told of his constitutional right to remain silent, and his right to have an attorney present during police questioning. At trial, prosecutors offered only his confession as evidence and he was convicted. The Supreme Court ruled (Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966)) that Miranda was intimidated by the interrogation and that he did not understand his right not to incriminate himself or his right to counsel. On this basis, they overturned his conviction. Miranda was later convicted in a new trial, with witnesses testifying against him and other evidence presented. He was then sentenced to eleven years. He served one-third of his sentence and was turned down for parole four times before being paroled in December 1972.
Now for the funny part of the story
When Miranda was later killed in a knife fight, his killer received the Miranda warnings; he invoked his rights and declined to give a statement.  At the time of his death, Miranda had several business-card sized copies of the Miranda statement in his pocket
- 1 decade ago
illegal confession obtained in case where the suspect was not given the right to remain silent or have an attorney present when being questioned by law enforcement.
- 1 decade ago
Miranda is a dumbass who didnt kno his rights && confessed his whole damn crime spree
he still went to jail but now cops have to waste theyre goddamn time cuz sum fool didnt "know" his rightsSource(s): Miranda v Arizona