Your Constitutional Rights

Right to an Attorney — You have the right to counsel of an attorney throughout legal proceedings, including police interrogation before you are formally charged with a crime.

Right to Reasonable Bail or Bond — The court cannot set an excessive amount of bail to keep you in jail while awaiting trial.

Right to a Jury Trial — You have the right to a speedy, public jury trial. (You also have the right to have your case decided by a judge instead.)

Right Against Self-Incrimination — You have the right to remain silent and not incriminate yourself, in police questioning and at trial.

Right to Produce Evidence — You have the right to present evidence and to have the court issue a subpoena to bring into court all evidence favorable to your case, at no cost to you.

Right to Call Witnesses — You have the right to summon witnesses, by force of a subpoena if necessary, to testify in your defense. You also have the right to testify on your own behalf.

Right to Confront Witnesses — Likewise, you have the right to confront and cross-examine all witnesses testifying against you.

Right Against Unreasonable Search and Seizure
— Police must have your permission or probable cause to search you or your property in a public place. A warrant to search your home and seize property as evidence must be specific about what police are seeking.