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people are mistaken in assuming that they have a right to a trial by a jury of their peers -- they have a right to a fair and unbiased jury from their community. [Court TV - The Vang Case]

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Q: Which amendment gives Americans the right to be judged by a jury of peers?
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What is trial by jury and where is it in the constitution?

Trial by jury is the right of Americans to be tried for their crimes and judged by a jury of their peers. Trial by jury is guaranteed in the 6th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.


A defendant has the right to be judged by which of these?

.....a jury of his peers.


A defendant has the right to be judged by what?

jurry peers


What was the number of the amendment for judged by your peers?

Although people generally BELIEVE this is in the Constitution of the US, it does not say specifically that you are entitled to a trial by "a jury of your peers."What it DOES say (in the Sixth Amendment) is that you are guaranteed the right to "a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed."


This amendment guarantees you a trial by your peers?

There is no Amendment that guarantees a trial by a jury of one's peers. The 6th Amendment guarantees the right of trial by an impartial jury, but not of a jury composed of one's peers.


Who can a defendant be judged by?

In a jury trial - by a jury of his peers. If the defendant choses a Bench Trial then he will be judged by the Judge.


Why are citizens required to serve as jurors?

The 7th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives U.S. citizens the right to a trial by a jury of their peers. Jury service is supposed to provide a person being tried with a jury of their peers.


What is a sentence for a prosecution?

The criminal was prosecuted for his crimes in a court of law and judged by a jury of his peers.


What impartial is guerenteed in criminal cases?

The right to trial and to be judged by an impartial jury of peers.


A jury of your peers is a part of which amendment?

The 6th amendment relates to criminal prosecution and secures the rights to a speedy, public trial, and an impartial jury of one's peers, among others.


What is a sentence for the word prosecuted?

The criminal was prosecuted for his crimes in a court of law and judged by a jury of his peers.


Do we need juries?

Yes. The US Constitution allows an accused party to be judged by a jury of their peers.

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