Right to Be Informed of the Charges Against You

The Sixth Amendment right to “be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation” is another protection meant to ensure that the accused receives a fair trial. A speedy, public trial that is heard by an impartial jury is meaningless if a defendant is left in the dark about exactly the crime with which he or she is charged. – The United States Constitution, What It Says, What It Means, A Hip Pocket Guide