The timeline below highlights the most salient moments in the case of Miranda v. Arizona, including the results of his second trial.
Ernesto Miranda is arrested.
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.
Miranda was convicted of rape and kidnapping.
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.
The U.S. Supreme Court decides to hear Miranda’s case.
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.
Miranda v. Arizona came before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The second day of oral arguments began—given the large number of cases against Arizona on their Sixth Amendment right violations.
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.
Miranda’s second trial begins. It lasts nine days.
A guilty verdict was issued based on testimony by Miranda’s common-law wife.