Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Sixth Amendment

It's been a while since my last "Bill of Rights" post...work and stuff got in my way.

The Sixth Amendment rights of the accused and criminal trials. Namely, a speedy, public trial, an impartial jury, to be informed of pending charges, to confront & cross-examine adverse witnesses, to compel favorable witnesses to testify (via a judiciary subpoena), and to legal counsel.

You can find out more information on the definition of the sixth amendment here:

http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Sixth+Amendment


"In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence"


You can find the text of the Constitution online at:

http://www.usconstitution.net/

Third Amendment specifically:


http://www.usconstitution.net/xconst_Am6.html


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