Even though Americans are innocent until proven guilty, being accused of a crime can have serious repercussions. As a criminal defendant, you will notice many of your freedoms are stripped. However, there are protections in place to protect those accused of illegal activities, regardless of the offense they are accused of committing. A Rockland County criminal defense attorney can help you navigate the criminal charges brought against you while protecting your rights. Keep reading to learn what protections you have as a defendant.
Those accused of a crime are guaranteed certain protections under the United States Constitution. These rights are afforded to all, regardless of the offense they have allegedly committed. The most essential protections that you should familiarize yourself with include the following:
You should also be familiar with the rights guaranteed under the Sixth Amendment, which guarantees a speedy trial, the right to an attorney, an impartial jury, and to know who accused you of the alleged crime.
If your rights as a criminal defendant are violated, it’s essential that you inform your attorney immediately. The Sixth Amendment guarantees the right to an attorney, and if you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you. However, it’s best to have an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you during your trial.
The Office of Kevin T. Conway is ready to help when you’re facing criminal charges. Our legal team will work tirelessly to represent you to fight for the best possible outcome for the circumstances you’re facing. Contact our office today to discuss the details of your case with a dedicated lawyer.