What is the Sixth Amendment?

The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution establishes many rules concerning the rights of criminal defendants explicitly. The rights granted by the Sixth Amendment are designed to make criminal trials fair for both the prosecution and the defense. Without it, criminal trials could favor the prosecution and leave a defendant without any hope of an acquittal.

If you are being accused of some criminal action, the knowledgeable Dallas criminal defense lawyers at the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter can help you exercise your Sixth Amendment rights to the utmost degree. Contact us at (214) 845-7007 to learn more about how an experienced criminal defense attorney can help you.

Sixth Amendment Rights

The Sixth Amendment grants rights to defendants in criminal trials. Without these rights, people who are on trial may be subjected to treatment which our society regards as unethical. The Sixth Amendment confers the following rights to every citizen of the United States:

  • The right to be represented by legal counsel
  • The right to be informed of the charges against him or her
  • The right to a timely trial
  • The right to an impartial jury
  • The right to cross-examine witnesses

Many of us take these rights for granted, but they are incredibly important. Violations of these Constitutional rights during criminal proceedings can be enough to cause a mistrial. If a Sixth Amendment right is discovered to have been violated after a guilty verdict has been given, it can cause the verdict to be overturned.

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If you have been accused of a criminal offense, the Dallas criminal defense lawyers at the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter can help you to ensure that you are not the unwitting victim of a violation of your rights. Contact us at (214) 845-7007 to discuss your case.


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