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  • Can I Go To Trial While I Am Handcuffed?
    Can I Go To Trial While I Am Handcuffed?

    Simply because someone is in jail awaiting his or her trial does not mean that they waive some fundamental rights to a fair trial. Yesterday, we addressed the issue of whether a defendant can be tried ...

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  • What If There Has Been Substantial Media Coverage Before My Trial?
    What If There Has Been Substantial Media Coverage Before My Trial?

    In cases such as OJ Simpson or Casey Anthony, there has been substantial media coverage of these "cases of the century." In all of these "cases of the century" there was a lot of media coverage that, ...

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  • Can The Media Attend My Trial?
    Can The Media Attend My Trial?

    The Texas Code of Criminal Procedure specifically states that "[i]t is the duty of the trial court, the attorney representing the accused, the attorney representing the state and all peace officers to ...

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  • Right To A Fair Trial And Courtroom Atmosphere
    Right To A Fair Trial And Courtroom Atmosphere

    The right to a fair trial is one of the most important requirements that must be upheld for a criminal defendant. This right goes hand-in-hand with the presumption of innocence. The presumption of ...

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  • What Due Process Rights Does A Person Have To A Fair Trial?
    What Due Process Rights Does A Person Have To A Fair Trial?

    As enumerated in the Sixth Amendment, a defendant has a right to a speedy and public trial. The Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment requires that certain processes are "due" to the ...

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  • What Does It Mean To Have A Jury Trial?
    What Does It Mean To Have A Jury Trial?

    Inherent in our analysis of the right to a speedy trial, is the prinicple that a defendant has a constitutional right to to be heard, in other words, have a right to have a fair trial. The phrase fair ...

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