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Article I Section 9 Pennsylvania Constitution – Rights of Accused in Criminal Prosecutions

Article I Section 9 Pennsylvania Constitution

Article I Section 9 Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is about Rights of Accused in Criminal Prosecutions. Article I is titled Declaration of Rights, it has a preamble and 29 sections.

Rights of Accused in Criminal Prosecutions

In all criminal prosecutions the accused hath a right to be heard by himself and his counsel, to demand the nature and cause of the accusation against him, to meet the witnesses face to face, to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and in prosecutions by indictment or information, a speedy public trial by an impartial jury of the vicinage; he cannot be compelled to give evidence against himself, nor can he be deprived of his life, liberty or property, unless by the judgment of his peers or the law of the land. The use of a suppressed voluntary admission or voluntary confession to impeach the credibility of a person may be permitted and shall not be construed as compelling a person to give evidence against himself.


See also: Article I Section 8 Pennsylvania Constitution

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