Right to a Criminal Defense Lawyer – Defendants have the right to a criminal defense attorney throughout legal proceedings. The court will appoint an attorney for the defendant at no charge if he/she cannot afford to hire one. Yet, at the end of the case, they may be asked to pay all or part of the cost for that attorney, if he/she can afford to.
Right to a Jury Trial – Defendants have the right to a speedy, public jury trial. At the trial, the defendant is presumed innocent, and cannot be convicted unless 12 impartial jurors have been convinced of the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Right to Confront Witnesses – Defendants have the right to confront and cross-examine all witnesses testifying against them.
Right Against Self-Incrimination – The defendant has the right to remain silent, to prevent self-incrimination, and the right to testify on their own behalf.
Right to Produce Evidence – The defendant has the right to present evidence and to have the court issue a subpoena to bring into court all witnesses and evidence favorable to them, at no cost to them.
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If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense, contact a criminal defense attorney from Schwartz & Weinrieb today at (310) 246-9550.