Found in the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Article I-11 of the Nebraska Constitution, the right to a trial by jury is probably the most well-known right of an accused in the U.S. The idea behind a “jury of your peers” is that an accused will not be convicted and sentenced to a lengthy prison term without a group of his/her peers listening to all the testimony, viewing all the evidence and deciding that the defendant is, indeed, guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Topics covered in this report include: Right to Confront and Cross-Examine Witnesses Right to a
Few people foresee the likelihood of becoming a suspect in a criminal investigation, much less a defendant in a criminal prosecution. However, it could happen to you. The reality is that even if you consider yourself to be a law abiding citizen who would never intentionally break the law, you could one day find yourself the target of an investigation or even wind up under arrest and charged with a crime. Click here to read the whole article or download the PDF.