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Your Legal Rights!!!!!!

— Posted by IcedMetal on 2:46 am on April 6, 2002

Thanks to EXODUS for writing it, thanks to the infinite lonesome for giving me the site to it ūüėõ

Your Legal Rights are:

1.)  Have a hearing before a magistrate or judge, as soon as possible after you are arrested.

2.)  Be notified of the charges against you.

3.)  Have a reasonable bail set, if bail is granted.

4.)  Have a FAIR, IMPARTIAL trial by jury.

5.)  Be present at all stages of the trial.

6.)  Confront your accusers. (without the baseball bat)

7.)  Have your lawyer cross-examine the witnesses.

8.)  Have your lawyer call on witnesses on your behalf.

9.)  Be tried for a crime olny once.

10.)  Receive neither crual nor unusual punishment if you are convicted of a crime and sentenced.

NOTE!!!: These rights are for after you are arrested, and do not include the reading of the rights, etc. If these rights are violated in ANY way, that may be cause for a mistrial, or even total release.


— Posted by IcedMetal on 2:50 am on April 6, 2002

Juveniles accused of breaking the law are granted some special rights intended to protect the, because of their age. If a juvenile is charged with a crime punishable by a term in a reform school or juvenile detention facility, he is assured the right to:

1.)  Remain silent, and not incriminate himself/herself.

2.)  Be placed in quarters seperate from adult offenders while being held in custody.

3.)  Be notified before a hearing of the charges against him.

4.)  Be released to his parents or guardians after signing a written promise to appear at his trial (unless the child is likely to run away and not come back to court unless he is dangerous or may himself be in danger if sent back home).

5.)  Be tried at proceedings that are closed to the public.

6.)  Have a record of the proceedings made, in case one is needed for a future appeal.

7.)  Be represented by a lawyer.

8.)  Have a lawyer appointed by the court if he cannot afford one.

9.)  Confront his accusers.

10.)  Have his lawyer cross-examine witnesses.

Again, these rights are for after you have been arrested. ————–EXODUS

— Posted by johnny Q on 4:00 am on April 6, 2002

I have been arested once for gafritti and had to do 200 hours of community service they did not read me all of my rights but I already did the community service

— Posted by IcedMetal on 4:15 am on April 6, 2002

Well actually cops aren’t lawyers and most of them WON’T read you your legal rights, but it is your own responsibility to know them.

I haven’t been caught yet but its good to know them. ¬†I hope to take courses in Law too and go that path so maybe I can become bombshock’s official Lawyer or something hehe…….

— Posted by SplitP on 4:57 am on April 6, 2002

i know this site is based in the UK so what countries rights are those? i know SOME are of the USA but im not sure of the other ones…

— Posted by R0NiN on 5:56 am on April 6, 2002

cool, thanks for that, might come in handy.

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