sixth amendment

By: Eathon Bulley

The sixth amendment states that

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

In my word

if you are charged with a crime you can have a trail at any possible time you could sit in jail for years for a trial. trail must be held in public it cant be keep a secret at the try the judge must decide if you are guilty or incest the government have to tell you what you are accused of you can have a judge if you cant afford one the government have to give you one.

suprem court

Clarence Earl Gideon was an unlikely hero. He was a man with an eighth-grade education who ran away from home when he was in middle school. He spent much of his early adult life as a drifter, spending time in and out of prisons for nonviolent crimes.

Gideon was charged with breaking and entering with the intent to commit a misdemeanor, which is a felony under Florida law. At trial, Gideon appeared in court without an attorney. In open court, he asked the judge to appoint counsel for him because he could not afford an attorney. The trial judge denied Gideon’s request because Florida law only permitted appointment of counsel for poor defendants charged with capital offenses.