What are my rights in a criminal case?

The Constitution of the United States guarantees rights to those accused of a crime. Criminal rights include:

  • The right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty
  • The right to an attorney
  • The right to a speedy trial by jury
  • The right to call witnesses
  • The right to present evidence in court
  • The right to testify
  • The right to equal protection under the law
  • The right to confront your accuser
  • The right to freedom from double jeopardy
  • The right to be free from excessive bail

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1. What are my rights in a criminal case?
2. What is the difference between a civil infraction, misdemeanor and felony?
3. I’ve been charged with a crime. What happens now?
4. How do I request an attorney?
5. When will my appointed attorney meet with me?
6. Can I pay my Court Appointed Attorney to get them to work harder for me?
7. My attorney won’t give me my Discovery Packet or file. Aren’t they required to do so?
8. My attorney asked if my family could pay for an expert or investigator. What if I can’t afford it?
9. I don’t like my attorney. Can I have a new one appointed?
10. Is my court appointed attorney a "real" attorney?
11. How should I dress when I have a hearing?