FACTS:Miranda was accused and arrested, he confessed of committing the crimes. He stated he did not know he had the right to remain silent and therefore his confession should not be used as evidence. LEGAL ISSUE: Did the police violated his rights, by interrogating him without a lawyer?
RULING AND REASONS WHY IT IS A LEADING CASE: Fifth Amendment “No person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law”. The fifth amendment rules also outside criminal court proceedings. You have the right to remain silent: Miranda warning.