Today our Miranda Rights are a well established element of the criminal justice system, but prior to 1966 no such rights were granted to suspected law breakers. Ernesto Miranda was questioned without being advised of his legal rights and without a lawyer. This incident is what led to the birth of our right to counsel and current day Miranda Rights. This infographic from Portland State University’s criminal justice program explores the establishment of Miranda Rights and five additional cases that helped put some of today’s more commonplace procedures into action.
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