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It was in Escobedo v. Illinois (1964) that the right to an attorney during police interrogation was recognized. And then the well known Miranda v. Arizona (1966) established the Miranda warnings Police Interrogations
Miranda was accused of raping and kidnapping a young woman. He was identified by the victim After two hours of interrogation, Miranda signed a confession and was later convicted. Police Interrogations The Supreme Court concluded that Miranda's conviction was unconstitutional because the "aura and atmosphere of police interrogation without notification of rights and an offer of assistance of counsel tends to subjugate the individual to the will of his examiner" Police Interrogations Hence, the suspect must be warned prior to the start of questioning the right to remain silent, ...anything said can be used as evidence..., the right to...an attorney, and...an attorney will be...
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- Spring '07
- Miranda, Miranda v. Arizona, Police Interrogations