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Del Carmen, R. V. (2004). Criminal procedures: Law and practice (6th ed.). Belmont,
CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.

Read Ch.13 in Criminal Procedures: Law and Practice.

Discuss which constitutional right is most valuable to an accused person during trial. Explain your reasoning.

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The US Constitution, especially the Bill of Rights guarantees the personal freedoms of any citizen especially when that individual is on trial for crimes that when they are convicted of will ensure their punishment & correction according to the Justice system. When one is confronted with such possibilities, legal advice would be about taking precedents & legal protection as accorded within the law, research guiding which would be best to use in defence of the accused - it has to fit the situation. For instance, when an individual is on trial for possession of fire ...

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The solution discusses the varied constitutionally guaranteed personal freedoms an individual has when he is stands accused in a trial setting. The solution then zeroes in on the 5th ammendment, concisely discussing why it is, during a trial the most important constitutional right he holds. Attached is a word version of the solution.

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The Bill of Rights is an exceptional piece of legislation. It guarantees certain amount of freedom to every American citizen without bias. The total ten amendments have an extensive amount of freedoms to be enjoyed by the citizens of United States. The analysis of each rights gives a proper understanding of these inalienable rights.

When the constitution was proposed in 1787, it was gravely opposed by the anti-federalists due to the fear of the Federal governments. They had already just passed through difficult colonial period under British. The amendments are the following:

1. First Amendments guarantees series of freedoms.

2. Second Amendment empowers the citizen to carry arms for self-defense.

3. The third amendment assured there would be no quartering.

4. The fourth amendment is against unreasonable searches and seizures.

5. The fifth Amendment gives some specific rights to the accused.

6. The sixth Amendment guarantees more rights to the accused.

7. The seventh Amendment ensures the rights of the citizens involved in non-criminal cases.

8. The Eighth Amendment shields the citizens against cruel punishments. It also protect them against unreasonable bails and fines.

9. The Ninth Amendment even guarantees rights which are not even enlisted in the constitution.

10. The tenth Amendment exclusively mentions about reserved powers

The detailed analysis of the above rights and its source material are explained in the solution.

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