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Rights Of The Accused Notes

  1. 1. Rights of the Accused
  2. 2. What happens when we are accused of a crime?
  3. 3. Arrested <ul><li>Police must have… </li></ul><ul><li>warrant or probable cause </li></ul><ul><li>no unreasonable searches </li></ul>
  4. 4. What’s the difference between “probable cause” and “reasonable suspicion”?
  5. 5. SEARCH & SEIZURE a search warrant is a court order that authorizes a search for SPECIFIC items
  6. 6. Informed of Rights Miranda Rights- “ You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say…”
  7. 7. A confession can’t be coerced … in other words forced out of you
  8. 8. Within a reasonable amount of time… the accused must be arraigned (informed of the charges) At this time, no excessive bail may be charged!!!
  9. 9. <ul><li>Each person who is accused is guaranteed a… </li></ul><ul><li>Speedy, Public, Jury Trial </li></ul><ul><li>no self incrimination </li></ul><ul><li>right to confront witnesses </li></ul>
  10. 10. Jeopardy Jeopardy NO DOUBLE JEOPARDY Verdict of the Jury
  11. 11. No cruel or unusual punishment may be imposed on the convicted
  12. 12. Every citizen has the right to appeal the decision of the jury

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