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The Bill of Rights - Rights of the Accused

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The Bill of Rights Lesson Plan - Rights of the Accused

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  • Trial By Jury
  • No Self-Incrimination
  • WANTED CALL POLICE IF YOU SEE THIS MAN
  • You look like our fugitive, you need to defend yourself in court!
  • I'm sorry officer, but I would like to speak to my lawyer before I say anything else to you.
  • According to the 6th Amendment, a person has "the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed".
  • According to the 5th Amendment, no person "shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself".
  • Double Jeopardy
  • No, Your Honor! You cannot do that to my client; that would be double jeopardy!
  • Even though we found you not guilty, we're going to have another trial until we convict you!
  • Rights of the Accused
  • Counsel
  • Your Honor, I demand my attorney be present before any proceedings start! It's my constitutional right!
  • According to the 5th Amendment, no person shall "be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb".
  • According to the 6th Amendment, "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall... have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence."
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