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Constitutional Protections for the Criminal Defendant

Since 1992, the likelihood of an arrest leading to a conviction has generally risen. Although some defendants think that they can "beat the system" on their own, having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side is the best way to prevent becoming another statistic.

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney in Texas

Defend yourself against serious criminal charges that could affect you for the rest of your life. Attorney Frank Jackson has over 30 years of criminal law experience, as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense lawyer. He can defend people charged with drug crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes, property crimes, white-collar crimes, and other serious criminal charges. Located in Dallas, Texas, he defends people throughout North Texas, including those in Ft. Worth, Plano, Allen, Denton, Frisco, and McKinney.

Contact the Law Offices of Frank Jackson for a free initial consultation about a state or federal criminal charge. No matter what criminal charge you may be facing, you have the right to seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

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Constitutional Protections for the Criminal Defendant

The United States Constitution and its subsequent amendments define the scope of governmental power and reserve certain individual rights to the people. The first ten amendments, called the Bill of Rights, contain basic, fundamental protections for individuals on which the government may not impinge. Many of these constitutional rights apply specifically to defendants in the criminal justice system. The 14th Amendment extends substantive due process rights beyond the federal system to criminal defendants in state courts, where the vast majority of criminal trials occur.

The basic constitutional right of a criminal defendant permeate almost every aspect of the criminal justice process. If you have been accused of a federal, state, tribal or city/municipal/local crime, a criminal defense attorney from Law Offices of Frank Jackson in Dallas, TX, can help you better understand your rights and fight to protect them on your behalf.

Fundamental rights

Here are the main federal constitutional rights guaranteed to criminal defendants in the United States to promote fair trials. Remember that these rights have been refined and interpreted by the courts, and a lawyer can advise you about each right's role in and application to your particular case.

  • The right to due process of law
  • The right to equal protection under the law
  • The right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure
  • The right against self-incrimination (being forced to testify against oneself)
  • The right against double jeopardy (being tried more than once for the same offense)
  • The right to legal counsel
  • The right to a speedy, public trial
  • The right to an impartial jury trial
  • The right to confront witnesses against you
  • The right to call supporting witnesses
  • The right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment
  • The prohibition against ex post facto laws (laws that retroactively criminalize certain acts or retroactively increase criminal sanctions)
  • The right to be free from excessive fines or excessive bail
  • The right to clear notice of criminal charges
  • The right to a grand jury in federal felony proceedings

Contact a criminal defense lawyer

Our criminal justice system is designed with constitutional protections designed to provide each criminal defendant with a fair trial. If you are under suspicion, are being investigated or have been charged with a crime, consult an experienced attorney at Law Offices of Frank Jackson in Dallas, TX, as soon as possible.

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