The United States Constitution: The Fifth, Sixth, And Eighth Amendments

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In the United States Constitution, the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments from the U.S. Bill of Rights, deal specifically with the rights of criminal defendants. The Fourth Amendment provided the criminal suspects protection from police officers and prosecutors for unreasonable searches and seizures. The Fifth Amendment guarantees a trial by jury, due process of law, and guards against double jeopardy and self-incrimination. The Sixth Amendment provided rights to accused persons and right to a speedy and public trial. The Eighth Amendment protects criminals from punishments. These amendments might give the civil rights to criminal suspects a reason to escape from charges or excuse for a crime from the police. The Supreme Court rulings

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