Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments to the Constitution Essay

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CJL 4064 Amendment Project As requested by the committee chair, I have examined the 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments of our Constitution. It is imperative for the participants of the Constitutional Convention to update, and furthermore, enhance the Bill of Rights. The amendments were created with a valuable perspective on individual rights in the 1700's. Today, in 2010, our country has developed in the use of language, our principles, and our overall society. After close examination of the amendments, it has come to my attention that they no longer read to today's society. Essentially, I would like to continue the amendments using the same guidelines our forefathers used centuries ago, but include new aspects updating the …show more content…

Since the government is based on the framework of law, it is only fair for those that are going to have their personal property entered be given the opportunity to have legal council. This acts as a protection against any police interrogation as the premises is being searched. In the past, this was not necessary in the 4th Amendment because people felt the law never crossed the line. However, in today's society, we find that this happens frequently. To protect the rights of a possible suspect, it is in their best interest to have council present while having their premises searched. In specific to the 5th amendment, changes were made due to technological advances in our society. There has been much advancement in science, including that of DNA testing. There is an entire investigation team that works solely on gathering information after a crime is committed and use the information to help bring scientific answers to the courtroom. With this information, it can help the lawyer either prove innocence or guilt in a defendant. This was not an option when the amendments were first written. Crime investigators are a very important addition to criminal prosecution. Science will continue to advance in this field, and with that, it will bring more conclusive information. It is also necessary to specify in regards to

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