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Rights of Accused
Maurice Paul
Professor: Dr. Jane El-Yacoubi.
Course: POL 110
April 29, 2012

The rights of the accused gave individual’s person the security of which papers, houses and other effects against any unreasonable searches and seizures. Which shall not be violated, as a result, no warrants will issue upon a probable causes; No individual cannot be held for a crime and or otherwise infamous crime unless that individual’s is indicted by a grand jury. Also a person cannot or subjected to the same offence twice (meaning double jeopardy). Therefore, an individual cannot be retrial after a conviction, acquittal, mistrials and multiple punishments through the state of government. Hence, a person cannot be a witness against himself/herself and cannot be deprive of life, liberty or prosperity without due process of the law which, is written in the Constitution. Also in all criminal prosecution, the person accused has the right to a speedy and public trial by a jury. The accused must be informed of the accusation and can be confronted with any witness against him/herself in the court of law. The accused can provide any witness in his/her favor and have the rights to assistance of counsel by the court if necessary in his/her defensed. These rights were written in the fourth, fifth, six and fourteen amendment to protect each individual’s even if you are not a citizen of the United State of America.
Our Constitution states one law in the fifth and fourteen amendments; the Fifth Amendment is reference to “Due Process” which is the only one of multiple promises of protection of the Bill of Rights which, gives citizens right against the federal and state governments. The Bill of Rights guarantees Due Process which also required in the fourteen amendments. Thus, the State and federal government are obligation is the same, giving rights to be trial by jury.…...

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