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You may have heard of one or all of the rights listed below, but not know where they were born in our constitution’s amendments. Our country relies heavily on laws and regulations that ensure we are all treated fairly, have equal rights and are protected.

A Trial by Grand Jury

The fifth amendment defines a grand jury as one who will decide whether the evidence available is sufficient to bring charges. They don’t decide guilt or innocence, only that there is enough evidence that a trial jury can make a reasonable verdict. You have a right to a grand jury trial.

Protection Against Double Jeopardy

Double jeopardy means being tried or punished for the same crime twice. The fifth amendment protects you from this. You may go to trial twice for the same case in certain instances. In the event of a mistrial or an appeal, for example, you may be tried again. If the crimes qualify for charges at both the state and federal levels, you may also be tried in both state and federal courts for the crimes.

Protection Against Self-Incrimination

To “plead the fifth” means you invoke your fifth amendment right of protection against self-incrimination. You do not have to testify in your own trial or make comments on the crimes you are accused of committing. You do not have to testify against others if it would also incriminate yourself.

The Miranda Rights, read to detainees when arrested, have roots in the fifth amendment. It advises an accused person of their right to remain silent and speak to an attorney instead of answering questions that might incriminate themselves.

Due Process

This amendment dictates that the government follow strict laws and regulations in performing trials, so they are fair and just for every defendant. Due process of the law not only applies to criminal cases but also to civil matters.

Just Compensation

The government has the right to take private land for public use. However, you also have the right to just compensation through the fifth amendment. The government is obligated to pay you fair market value for your property when seizing it for public use with this right.

Do you feel that one of your fifth amendment rights have been violated? The penalties for a violation will differ based on the circumstances. Schedule a free consultation with Richard Grossman today to discuss them with an experienced criminal defense attorney.

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    Richard A. Grossman, Trial Attorney

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    Based on 21 reviews

    Paul N.

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    Yolanda T.

    Attorney Grossman represented my son in a criminal case. His wisdom and advice enabled my son to keep his record clean and the charges were dropped. He is an excellent attorney and explains the court procedures and workings thoroughly. I would definitely recommend him!

    Lee T.

    Mr. Grossman recently represented me after I was arrested for drug charges. And unlike a lot of other lawyers that I observed, he did exactly everything he said he would do. There was no dishonesty or stringing along like I expected and he was very knowledgeable about everything I was experiencing. My fiance was also arrested with me and he had a not so great public defender so I got to experience lawyers from both ends of the spectrum and Mr. Grossman is definitely the best of the best. And even though he didn't have to, he would often give me advice and insight in my fiance's case as well since his lawyer wasn't always so helpful. Although having a good lawyer is very, very expensive Mr. Grossman worked with us as much as he could and it was worth every penny. He also just always seemed like he cared about my well being. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing legal services.

    Norbert M.

    My grandson TP, a teenager, was charged as an adult with three counts of aggravated child molestation. The charges carried a sentence of 25 years to life. We interviewed several lawyers and law firms before hiring Mr. Grossman. Mr. Grossman listened to our issues and discussed our options. We hired Mr. Grossman and he talked to TP several times before the court date was set. It took the state almost a year to bring the case to court. I live out of state and the court date kept being extended. During this extended period of time Mr. Grossman visited TP many times even on Saturdays and Sundays. He did a thorough investigation which included going to the site and interviewing witnesses. Mr. Grossman was always informed, knowledgeable and ready for whatever the state presented us with during the proceedings in or out of the court room. TP and I were always informed about what to expect and our options. During his many visits with TP Mr. Grossman helped TP mentally and made him feel secure. The jury selection by Mr. Grossman was excellent. From day one our Mr. Grossman was very impressive with a calm demeanor. However in the court room his presentation was excellent. It seemed to me, that he was the superior legal mind in the court room. It appeared Mr. Grossman had complete control of everything that happened in the court room. TP was ACQUITTED and his arrest record was expunged. We were highly impressed and always felt secure because of Mr. Grossman's actions and ethics during our ordeal. We highly recommend Mr. Grossman.

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