Your Rights Unwrapped
By Klara Saefstroem and Devin Yarkosky
When arrested, you are read your Miranda Rights, which are a set of rights you are given for the trial process. You are also not forced to say anything. The police can't make you speak during an interrogation, and you have the right to a lawyer during the interrogation, the planning of the trial, and during the trial. You have the right to be treated humanely, and the police cannot use brutality against you.
You have the right to a speedy trial, which means the government cannot drag out the planning process for your trial, that way you don't have to stay in jail for so long. You have the right, during the trial, to cross-examine, or confront those accusing you. You have the right to be tried by a jury, which means people from around the county can be witness to your trial. You also have the right not to be placed in double-jeopardy, which means you can't be tried for the same crime twice.
Depending on your sentence determines what happens after trial. If you are found innocent, you cannot be tried again for the same crime. If you are found guilty, you will be put in prison for a certain amount of time, depending on the crime committed. Or you will be on probation.