With millions of federal and state laws regulating our lives, the most prudent of us could find ourselves on the wrong side of the law, in the least expected time and place. In such a scenario, saying or doing the wrong thing could make the matters worse. The best way to handle such a situation is to know your rights and duties, right away.
You see our judicial system has incorporated checks and balances into its own structure so innocent people are not punished. Here is a brief description of some rights:
- Presumption of Innocence : Presumption of innocence derives from a Latin phrase: “Ei incumbit probation qui dicit non qui negat,” which literally means, the burden of proof is on the accuser and not the accused. In everyday language it means that a person accused of a crime is presumed innocent until the prosecutor has proven all elements of the crime charged, beyond a reasonable doubt.
- Due Process of Law : The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution creates a number of rights in both criminal and civil cases. One of such rights is “Due Process of Law.” This right mandates that certain procedures be followed, in order to protect “Life, Liberty or Property” of the people against unlawful search and seizure.
Although, the bill or rights, which consists of the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, was originally devised to protect people against Federal Government’s unlawful acts, it is also incorporated, almost entirely, via fourteenth amendment to the states laws.
If you are accused of a crime, you should always make sure to immediately contact a Competent and Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer to safeguard your rights and duties.
No matter what crime you are accused of, you are entitled to consult with a competent lawyer. Make your call to Chosen Lawyers by dialing 1-888-365-0-365 and talk to an Experienced, Competent and Compassionate Chosen Criminal Defense Attorney, right away. To facilitate this process, we’ve equipped our Chosen Lawyers with Private, Confidential Audio/Video/Text LIVE CHAT portals. Moreover, the Attorney-Client Privilege protects your confidential communications regarding your legal matters. Therefore, you can have an honest exchange with your lawyer about the facts leading to your legal problems. Your initial Case Evaluation is FREE and it is entirely your choice to hire the Chosen Lawyer. However, whatever you do, make sure you deal with your legal problems right away; because when it comes to Legal Matters, Time Matters!®