Today marks the 47th anniversary of the day that the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the decision in the case Miranda v. Arizona. The landmark decision established the requirement that police officers must advise suspects they are arresting of their rights before they are interrogated. The Miranda rights, as they are often called, have become familiar to anyone who has watched movies or television shows in the last 47 years. The case originated from the arrest of Ernesto Miranda in Phoenix, Arizona for rape in 1963 and eventually made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. You can read a brief history of the decision at this site and read the Supreme Court’s decision in the 1966 decision here.
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Staff from the Office of the Juvenile Public Defender conducts a workshop entitled “A New Day, A Changed Life” at the Maricopa County Superior Court Law Library. This restoration of civil rights workshop is free to ex-offenders, adult and youth, who want their records reclassified and their rights restored.
These workshops are held a various times throughout the year, call 602-372-6803 to find out the date of the next one.
Pre-registration is encouraged. Anyone interested in registering can contact the Law Library at 602-506-3461.
Attendees are asked to bring the following items:
-Date of Arrest/Arresting Agency
-What you pled guilty to and the date of the plea
-Date of Discharge from Probation
-Absolute Discharge from ADOC
-Proof of completed financial obligations
For additional information on the workshop, call 602-372-6803.