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Rights and Protections of Defendants

When You're Facing Charges, You Need a Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney

Anyone accused of a crime has certain constitutional rights and protections under the law. These rights are guaranteed by the Bill of Rights and 14th Amendment. They are meant to protect anyone who is accused of committing a crime, whether they are guilty or not. The government is not allowed to violate these rights under any circumstance.
If you’ve been accused of a crime, you should speak to an experienced attorney as soon as possible to ensure you get the best possible outcome. The Law Offices of Christopher M. Cosley has the skill and experience you need when you're facing criminal charges to ensure that your rights are protected. Call us today at (847) 394-3200 or send us an e-mail.

The rights of every citizen

Although all of your protections are laid out in the Constitution, many of these rights have been interpreted by various courts in different ways. These include:

  • Due process
  • Equal protection under the law
  • Freedom from unreasonable search and seizure
  • Legal counsel
  • A speedy trial
  • An impartial jury
  • Confronting witnesses
  • Calling witnesses
  • Freedom from cruel and unusual punishment
  • Prohibition against ex post facto laws
  • Freedom from excessive fines or bail
  • Clear notice of criminal charges
  • A grand jury in federal felony cases
  • Freedom from self-incrimination
  • Freedom from double jeopardy

To fully understand and exercise your rights, you need to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney. It's important that you begin preparation for your case as soon as possible.

For more information about how we can help, call the Law Offices of Christopher M. Cosley today at (847) 394-3200 or send us an email.

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