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Amendments to the US Constitution, Question:
Amendment VI states: "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public 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, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense." What does this mean?
The sixth amendment deals with the rights of the accused. You must be provided with a speedy and public trial (If desired) and a jury from where the crime was committed. You must be informed of the crime you are being tried for. You can see and confront your accuser and any witnesses. You can force people to testify in your defense. And you can, if you want, have a defense counsel.