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Trial by Jury

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Benjamin Steratore

on 19 March 2012

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Transcript of Trial by Jury

Gideon was convicted of a cime but could not afford a lawyer so he was convicted he appealed and the court decide that a lawyer should be appointed if they are to poor to afford one Escobedo refused to speak about the murdr of his rother without his lawyer present and he was convicted. the court said his 5th amendment right to remain silent and his 6th amendment right to an attorney held him unconvicted A defendant in a murder trial is not deprived of his Sixth Amendment right to an impartial jury if courtroom spectators wear buttons showing a picture of the deceased. Trial by Jury Background Cases Carey v. Musladin Gideon v. Wainwright Escobedo v. Illinois Why It's Important Accused People Should Have Rights They should be able to have a lawyer even if they are too poor Without a lawyer, a convicted person would have an unfair chance in a trial. They should have a right to a speedy trial An accused person should not have to wait a long time to get a trial Why the 6th Amendment is the Most Important Amendment You might think that rights of the accused people would not be important, but just imagine... You were accused of something that you didn't do. You were on hold for a trail for months or maybe even a year. What does this amendment include? The right to a speedy trial
The right to a public trial
The right to be judged by an impartial jury
The right to be notified of the nature and circumstances of the alleged crime
The right to confront witnesses who will testify against the accused
The right to find witnesses who will speak in favor of the accused
The right to have a lawyer One major reason the U.S. wanted to become independent from Great Britian was because citizens of Great Britian did not have a right to a fair trial and were punished without a trial at all. Also, the 6th amendment is important because... Included in the Bill of Rights Became law on December 15, 1971 "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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