The United States Constitution Essay

1229 Words Nov 10th, 2016 5 Pages
The U.S. Constitution was established to give an understanding of the principles and the laws of the nation. The U.S. Constitution contains twenty-seven amendments. The first ten amendments are known as the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights was created to protect rights of citizens of the United States and balance the power of the government. The four amendments of the Bill of Rights that deal with criminal procedure are the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments. (Neubauer & Fradella, 2015) The four amendments of the Bill of Right that deal with criminal procedure protect citizens. The Fourth Amendment states that the law enforcement cannot arrest a citizen or search his or her property unless there is probable cause. The Fifth Amendment states the government must obey the due process of the law before convicting a citizen. The citizens of U.S. have the right to Trail by Jury and cannot be put on trial twice for the same crime. Also, that the citizen on trial for a crime does not have to testify again themselves. (Alchin, 2015) The Sixth Amendment gives citizens the right to be told what he or she are charged with, a fair and speedy trail by a jury, and a lawyer. The Sixth Amendment also covers the right to question witnesses against them and the right to get his or her own witnesses to testify. The Eighth Amendment controls the bail, fines, and punishment. The Eighth Amendment does not allow the government to demand excessive bail, excessive fines, or any cruel and…

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