Defendant Protections

Defendant Protections - Defendant Protections As a...

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Defendant Protections As a defendant you are afford many protections under the Constitution. The Constitution is a major source of the law as it relates to crimes. The Bill of Rights contains constitutional guarantees and protections that are afforded to defendants while being tried in the court of law. The Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eight amendments are some of the most important ones that apply to the defendant. You hear about them quite often. Every time someone is arrested you hear the arresting officer read the accused their Miranda rights. “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do can and will be held against you in the court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you. Do you understand these rights as they have been read to you?” These are all based on the amendments listed above. I will start with the “right to remain silent.” This statement is based off of the Fifth Amendment which is the right against compulsory self-incrimination. The Fifth Amendment also
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