The sixth amendment is a right to a speedy trial, which means 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. 2 The right to a speedy trial may be derived from a provision of Magna Carta and it was a right so interpreted by Coke 12. Much the same language was incorporated into the Virginia Declaration of Rights of 1776 and from there into the Sixth Amendment. 3 President and vs President 4 Basically, the 6 th Amendment states that in all criminal trials, the defendant has the right to demand that a trial be held quickly, and also that they have the right to demand that a trial be held publicly.

It also states that an unbiased jury be impaneled (note -this-well! ) from the State -and- District in which the crime was committed. It also states that the accused be fully informed of both the nature of the charges against them (the charges that have been placed, the reasons why they are being charged, and the result of the charges should they be affirmed), and the cause of the charges against them (the accused must be informed as to who placed the charges). It also states that the defendant has the right to be faced with the people who placed the charges; and that the Defendant has the right to call witnesses in their defense, and that the defendant has the right to have an attorney-at-law (lawyer) assist them in making their defense. The sixth amendment is a right to a speedy trial, which means 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. 2 The right to a speedy trial may be derived from a provision of Magna Carta and it was a right so interpreted by Coke 12.

Much the same language was incorporated into the Virginia Declaration of Rights of 1776 and from there into the Sixth Amendment. 3 President and vs President 4 Basically, the 6 th Amendment states that in all criminal trials, the defendant has the right to demand that a trial be held quickly, and also that they have the right to demand that a trial be held publicly. It also states that an unbiased jury be impaneled (note -this-well! ) from the State -and- District in which the crime was committed. It also states that the accused be fully informed of both the nature of the charges against them (the charges that have been placed, the reasons why they are being charged, and the result of the charges should they be affirmed), and the cause of the charges against them (the accused must be informed as to who placed the charges).

It also states that the defendant has the right to be faced with the people who placed the charges; and that the Defendant has the right to call witnesses in their defense, and that the defendant has the right to have an attorney-at-law (lawyer) assist them in making their defense.