While many people are familiar with the line from Miranda Warnings that a person has “the right to an attorney,” a large number of individuals have questions about when exactly the right to an attorney arises. Because the legal system is particularly complicated, it is important for individuals to have an understanding about when to… Read More
When Does Your Right to a Speedy Trial Come into Play?
One of the rights that the Sixth Amendment provides is your right to a speedy trial. While this right has been tempered – any delay has to have been caused by the government, has to prejudice your case, has to be uncommonly long, and you have to exercise your right to a speedy trial –… Read More
Your Right to a Speedy Trial
The Constitution exists to make sure that the government does not abuse its powers. By giving the federal government certain powers, and then stating that it can do nothing else, the Constitution provides a solid constraint on the government. Additionally, the Bill of Rights is another rock wall that protects your individual rights against the… Read More