The Bill of Rights

Amendments 5 and 8

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Amendment V: Rights in Criminal Cases

Amendment 5 States that no person shall be held to answer for capital or infamous crime. A presentment or indictment must be held by a Grand Jury. Unless if it were to include Land, Naval, or Militia Forces. If it were time of war or public Danger, no one will be held charged with the same offense twice.


In every day life, this Amendment prevents me from having to answer to crime unless necessary. (Which has never happened to me...)

Information From:


https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/fifth_amendment

What is the 5th Amendment?
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Amendment 8: Common Interpretation

Amendment 8 of the Constitution:

Amendment 8 protects the common Citizen from excessive fines, bails, and cruel punishment. The Constitution states that the Federal Government may not conduct harsh penalties on Defendants, raise the price after criminal conviction, and excessive fines to pay. The most important rule of this amendment is the cruel punishment outlaw.


This Amendment protects me in many ways from the Government. If I were charged in a criminal case, they may not harshly punish me in an unfit way.


Information From:


http://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/amendments/amendment-viii

8th amendment explanation
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