Right_to_a_Fair_Trial

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Right to a Fair Trial Chapter 20.3
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The 6 th Amendment states: “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 where in 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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Speedy Trial The guarantee of a speedy trial is meant to ensure that the government will try a person accused of a crime without undue delay U.S. Supreme Court laid down a four-part ad hoc balancing test for determining whether the defendant's speedy trial right had been violated Established by Barker v. Wingo (1972)
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1. Length of Delay : A delay of a year or more from the date on which the speedy trial right "attaches" (the date of arrest or indictment, whichever first occurs) was termed "presumptively prejudicial", but the Court has never explicitly ruled that any absolute time limit applies.
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