Defendants Rights

The Right to be represented by counsel. If you cannot afford counsel, the Court will appoint one at no cost to you.

The Right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury.

The Right to remain silent.

The Right at trial to hear and question witnesses who testify against you.

The Right to testify at trial and have witnesses testify for you.  Witnesses can be made to appear at no expense to you.

The Right to be presumed innocent until the charge is proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Right to appeal a finding of guilt after trial.