Your Sixth Amendment Rights: The Right to an Attorney
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The Sixth Amendment provides many civil rights to people accused of crimes, including:
- Notice of accusation (you must be told in clear terms what you are being charged with and with sufficient time and information to prepare a defense)
- The right to an attorney
- Right to speedy trial, public trial, and impartial jury
- Right to confront and cross-examine accusers
The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says:
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 defense.
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