Sixth Amendment

Speedy and Public Trial Clause

“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial…”

Jury Trial

“…by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law…”

Arraignment Clause

“…and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation…”

Confrontation Clause

“…to be confronted with the witnesses against him…”

Compulsory Process Clause

“…to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor…”

Right-to-Counsel Clause

“…and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.”

The first ten Amendments to the Constitution – known together as the Bill of Rights – were ratified December 15, 1791.