I was arrested and charged with two misdemeanors on February 17, 2007. My court date is June 4. Do I have a...
05/31/2007 - Criminal - State: MN #6091
I was arrested and charged with two misdemeanors on February 17, 2007. My court date is June 4. Do I have any rights concerning having a quick and speedy trial?
The application of the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to criminal prosecutions requires that the accused be given timely notice of the proceedings against him and an opportunity to defend and be heard. The accused must be duly advised of the nature and cause of the accusation against him and have a fair opportunity to defend against it.Under the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, the accused in all criminal prosecutions is guaranteed the right to a speedy trial. The Sixth Amendment guarantee is such a basic part of due process that it applies in state criminal cases by virtue of the Fourteenth Amendment. The same right is expressed in similar language in most of the state constitutions.
05/31/2007 - Category: Criminal - State: MN #6091
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