The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution provides you with many of your most important tools at trial. It is intended to guarantee a fair trial to every person accused of a crime. Whether you are charged with DUI, a drug crime, a sex offense, fraud, manslaughter or murder, the Sixth Amendment helps us to get you a fair trial.
If you have been charged with a crime, we will be happy to meet with you to explain your Sixth Amendment rights and how they can help us defend you in your particular criminal defense matter.
So what does the Sixth Amendment provide? It provides you with these essential rights at trial:
You have the right to be tried by an impartial jury.
You must be informed of the nature of the charges against you.
You have the right to confront the witnesses against you.
You have the right to a lawyer.
These basic rights are just the start – for example you don’t want just any lawyer – you want an experienced trial lawyer.
You don’t really want just any jury that might be impartial – you want a lawyer who can use his or her experience to choose jurors most likely to listen to your story, and jurors who will want to help you.
So the Sixth Amendment gives us a framework to defend you, but the key to your defense – your trial and your innocence – is the lawyer you choose.
Before you hire a lawyer who says he or she has the experience you need to face a prosecution – STOP. Ask that lawyer the five questions we have here. Then give us a call. For over thirty years we have been providing the best defense in criminal cases in state and federal courts.
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