Constitution of the United States - 6th Amendment


Main Document: Constitution of the United States
Date: December 15, 1791
Topics: Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution

The 6th Amendment protects the right to a speedy criminal trial, by jury, and to cross-examine and procure witness.

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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 defence.

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