In the United States, all citizens are endowed with certain unalienable rights and our U.S. Constitution was put in place to enact these freedoms. This infographic covers some of the most important rights that every American charged with a crime is allowed.
If you are accused of a criminal offense, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to arrange a consultation. Read about your rights step by step in this handy infographic.
First, you cannot be forced to speak during arrest or a trial, protecting you from self-incrimination. Next, all criminal defendants have the right to adequate legal representation. In terms of the trial, jurors must be randomly selected members of the community. Public trials prevent the government from holding secret hearings that violate individual rights. Another important rule is that the state is prohibited from retrying you for the same crime. This is called double jeopardy.
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