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6th Amendment

Text of the Sixth Amendment

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The 6th Amendment to the US Constitution was passed by ratified on December 15, 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights.

Text of the 6th Amendment

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.

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