I imagine there are very few people who do not know the Miranda Rules. But how many of us know the facts of this very interesting case?
What was Miranda’s crime? Most people think it was murder. (It wasn’t). Since his conviction was reversed, most people assume that he did not serve any time. (He did). Most people think that the rule against double jeopardy would have prevented him from being re-tried. (It didn’t and he was). Most people would be surprised to learn what happened to Miranda after the Supreme Court decision.
Miranda’s story is not the commonplace telling of just another crime that you might expect to find in a dusty police investigative file. It has all the elements of drama and suspense that you might see in a TV movie. In this article, you will find the answer to the question, “Who was Ernest Miranda?”