Thursday, November 3, 2011
Minnesota Criminal Defense - Top 10 Constitutional Rights
With all apologies to David Letterman... these are (IMHO) the 10 Most Important Constitutional Rights you and I have. If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, it is imperative that you understand that you have rights. The paramount one being the right to retain a Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney. The accused is guaranteed the right to legal representation, whether the attorney is appointed for him or he hires a private attorney.
10. Right to an attorney;
9. Right to effective assistance of counsel;
8. Right to cross examine and confront witnesses;
7. Right to testify on one's own behalf;
6. Right to remain silent;
5. Right to a speedy trial;
4. Right to use courts subpoena power to compel witnesses to testify;
3. Right to a jury trial (in most cases);
2. Right to an impartial jury; and
1. Right to produce evidence on your behalf.
Hmm... that seemed funnier when Letterman did it. But seriously, these things are important. If you find yourself charged with a crime you owe it to yourself to at least talk to an attorney about your options - and learn how a conviction could impact you both in the short- and long-term. Court, judges, prosecutors --- this is all serious stuff. Don't go it alone.
If you need answers to your legal dilemma, feel free to call the Rolloff Law Office at (612) 619-0262 to set up a free, no obligation consultation today.