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Miranda v. Arizona: The Rights to Justice (March 13, 1963 – June 13, 1966)


The timeline below highlights the most salient moments in the case of Miranda v. Arizona, including the results of his second trial.

March 13, 1963

Ernesto Miranda is arrested.

March 27, 1963

Miranda is denied legal representation at a preliminary hearing. Counsel objected to the admission into evidence of Miranda’s signed confession. Counsel objected to the admission into evidence of Miranda’s signed confession. The objection was overruled.

June 12, 1963

Miranda was convicted of rape and kidnapping.

June 12, 1965

Miranda case goes under appeals to the Supreme Court of Arizona, claiming that the police obtained his confession illegally. The court disagreed and upheld the conviction. Miranda appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

November 15, 1965

The U.S. Supreme Court decides to hear Miranda’s case.

January 23, 1966

John J. Flynn and John P. Frank, counsels for Miranda, submitted their argument stating that Miranda’s 6th amendment right to counsel had been violated. Two weeks later, Arizona responded by stating that his rights had not been violated.

February 28, 1966

Miranda v. Arizona came before the U.S. Supreme Court.

March 1, 1966

The second day of oral arguments began—given the large number of cases against Arizona on their Sixth Amendment right violations.

June 12, 1966

After winning Miranda v. Arizona, Ernesto Miranda had a new trial with a jury that had not heard of the previous trial and was again declared guilty.

February 15, 1967

Miranda’s second trial begins. It lasts nine days.

March 1, 1967

A guilty verdict was issued based on testimony by Miranda’s common-law wife.