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What do you know about the rights of the accused? If you are a student of law, or if you want to learn about an accused's rights, then this rights of the accused quiz is for you only. An accused is a person or people who are charged with a crime. Until a person who is charged with a crime is proven guilty or innocent, he is accused. However, there are some rights that are there for the accused. Let's see whether you really know about them or not.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The amount of money that is determined by a judge to allow an accused person to be let out of jail while they have been waiting for their trial is called

    • A.

      Bail

    • B.

      Release

    • C.

      Proven innocent

    • D.

      Proven guilty

    Correct Answer
    A. Bail
    Explanation
    Bail is the correct answer because it refers to the amount of money set by a judge to allow an accused person to be released from jail while they are awaiting trial. It serves as a form of guarantee that the accused will return for their trial and ensures their temporary freedom. Bail can be paid by the accused or their representative, and the amount is determined based on various factors such as the seriousness of the crime and the defendant's flight risk.

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  • 2. 

    Which amendment projects citizens against 'unreasonable searches and seizures'?

    • A.

      Third

    • B.

      Fourth

    • C.

      Seventh

    • D.

      Tenth

    Correct Answer
    B. Fourth
    Explanation
    The Fourth Amendment protects citizens against "unreasonable searches and seizures." This means that law enforcement cannot search a person's property or seize their belongings without a valid warrant or probable cause. This amendment ensures that individuals have the right to privacy and guards against arbitrary government intrusion.

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  • 3. 

    What's the purpose of a search warrant?

    • A.

      Police officers have a search warrant in order to search a person's property.

    • B.

      Police officers have a search warrant in order to arrest a person.

    • C.

      Police officers have a search warrant in order to seal a person's property.

    • D.

      Police officers have a search warrant in order to break into a person's property.

    Correct Answer
    A. Police officers have a search warrant in order to search a person's property.
    Explanation
    A search warrant is obtained by police officers in order to legally search a person's property. It is a document issued by a judge or magistrate that authorizes law enforcement to enter and search a specific location, such as a home or vehicle, to look for evidence of a crime. The purpose of a search warrant is to protect an individual's Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures, ensuring that law enforcement has probable cause before conducting a search.

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  • 4. 

    A person who is accused of an offense before a criminal court may, get defended by a pleader of his choice.

    • A.

      The right to postpone

    • B.

      The right to remain silent

    • C.

      The right to presentation

    • D.

      The right to representation

    Correct Answer
    D. The right to representation
    Explanation
    The given statement states that a person accused of an offense before a criminal court has the right to be defended by a pleader of their choice. This means that individuals have the right to choose a lawyer or legal representative to advocate for them and present their case in court. This right ensures that accused individuals have access to legal expertise and assistance to protect their rights and interests during the legal proceedings.

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  • 5. 

    A writ of habeas corpus is known as a court order that demands a person be brought to court where charges against that person will be explained.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A writ of habeas corpus is a legal order that requires a person who is detained or imprisoned to be brought before a court. This allows the court to determine whether the person's detention is lawful and whether they should be released. The purpose of the writ is to protect individuals from unlawful or arbitrary detention. It ensures that the person is informed of the charges against them and has the opportunity to challenge their detention in court. Therefore, the statement that a writ of habeas corpus demands a person be brought to court where charges will be explained is true.

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  • 6. 

    The Ninth amendment protects oneself against self-incrimination.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Ninth amendment does not protect oneself against self-incrimination. The Fifth amendment, on the other hand, provides protection against self-incrimination. The Ninth amendment is related to the protection of unenumerated rights, which are rights that are not specifically listed in the Constitution but are still protected.

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  • 7. 

    The first amendment deals with the right of the ability to bring forth and cross-examine witnesses.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The first amendment of the United States Constitution actually deals with the freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition. It does not specifically address the right to bring forth and cross-examine witnesses, which is typically covered under the sixth amendment. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 8. 

    Part of due process that is guaranteed through the Fifth Amendment demands police officers to remind accused persons of their rights prior to their arrest.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees due process, which includes the right to be informed of one's rights before being arrested. This is commonly known as the Miranda warning, where police officers are required to remind accused persons of their right to remain silent and have an attorney present during questioning. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 9. 

    The right to a speedy trial is important to ensure that

    • A.

      A criminal defendant receives a prioritized trial.

    • B.

      A criminal defendant receives a fair trial.

    • C.

      A criminal defendant receives no trials.

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. A criminal defendant receives a fair trial.
    Explanation
    The right to a speedy trial is important to ensure that a criminal defendant receives a fair trial. This is because a delay in the trial process can lead to various negative consequences for the defendant, such as a loss of witnesses' memories, difficulty in presenting an effective defense, and prolonged pretrial detention. By guaranteeing a speedy trial, the defendant's rights are protected, allowing them to have a fair and timely resolution to their case.

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  • 10. 

    The "unreasonable searches and seizures" amendment

    • A.

      Is always guaranteed against all searches and seizures

    • B.

      Is mostly a guarantee against all searches and seizures

    • C.

      Is not a guarantee against all searches and seizures

    • D.

      Is very rarely useful against searches and seizures

    Correct Answer
    C. Is not a guarantee against all searches and seizures
    Explanation
    The "unreasonable searches and seizures" amendment is not a guarantee against all searches and seizures. This means that there are certain circumstances in which searches and seizures can be considered reasonable and therefore allowed, even without a warrant. The amendment does provide some protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, but it does not guarantee absolute protection in all situations.

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