Essay On Constitutional Safeguards

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Criminal law brings the power of state, with all its resources to bear against the person. Criminal procedures are designed to protect the constitutional rights of individuals and to prevent the arbitrary use of authority of the part of the government (Miller, 2013). The United States government provides specific safeguards for those accused of crime and most of these safeguards guard individuals against government actions, as well as federal government actions of the due process section of the Fourteenth Amendment. The constitutional safeguards are set forth in the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments. This paper describes the 4th, 5th and 6th Amendments from the viewpoint of adult and juvenile criminal court proceedings. 4th Amendment of U.S Constitution The Fourth Amendment protects the “right of the people to be secure in their prisons, houses, papers and effects.” The law enforcement officials should have search warrant before searching or seizing personal property through a…show more content…
The defense counsels can argue against the safeguard of accused before they are proved guilty with support of constitutional safeguards. The law enforcement officers cannot harass the accused or defame the accused because they are protected by the amendments in the constitution. The 4th Amendment states that unless there is warrant the house or accused cannot be searched. The law enforcement officers need to take permission before arrest or searching the accused. Due to this amendment in the constitution the adult criminal can get relief before they are proved guilty. The judges in the criminal justice are neutral compared to any other staff and they look for witnesses or evidence before punishing the accused. There are instances where law enforcement officers may take advantage of their positional power to harass the people in the
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