The Sixth Amendment

By Jazalyn Partida

Definiton

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 where in 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

Description

In all crime accusations, the criminal should have their right to have a public trial, by the jury of state and district, where the crime had been committed, where the district shall have been ascertained by law, , and to be informed of the crime and cause of the accusation; he can be confronted with the witnesses against him; if there is a crime that had occurred, then there would be a fair jury trial for the criminal.

Surpreme Court Case

Gideon vs. Wainwright, 1963 , the main individual in the case Clarence Gideon, argued and sent down a hand written petition arguing about how he did not get a fair trial, since he had not been given a lawyer to defend his case. Afterwards, the supreme court agreed with Gideon on how he had not received a fair trial. the courts vote was unanimous