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Sixth Amendment 

  • 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; 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.

  • Amdt6.1 Criminal Prosecutions
  • Amdt6.2 Right to a Speedy and Public Trial
  • Amdt6.3 Right to Trial by Impartial Jury
  • Amdt6.4  Place of Trial: Jury of the Vicinage
  • Amdt6.5  Notice of Accusation
  • Amdt6.6  Confrontation
  • Amdt6.7  Compulsory Process
  • Amdt6.8 Assistance of Counsel
    • Amdt6.8.1 Absolute Right to Counsel at Trial
    • Amdt6.8.2 Right to Assistance of Counsel in Nontrial Situations