Sixth Amendment

In all criminal proceedings, the accused shall enjoy the right to be tried quickly and in public by an impartial jury of the district and State in which the crime was committed, a District that must have been previously determined by law; as well as that the nature and cause of the accusation be made known to him, that he be confronted with the witnesses who testify against him, that the witnesses who favor him be forced to appear and that he have the help of a lawyer to defend him.

 

Rights Contained in Sixth Amendment:

  • Right to a court hearing before an impartial judge or jury

  • Right to be tried publicly and quickly

  • Right not to sign any document that we do not understand

  • Right to have the defense of a lawyer

  • Right to present witnesses on your behalf

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