N.Y. Civil Rights Law Section 12
Rights of persons accused of crime

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused has a right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury, and is entitled to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him or her; and to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his or her favor. A noncitizen is not entitled to a jury, composed in part of noncitizens or strangers, in an action or special proceeding civil or criminal.

Source: Section 12 — Rights of persons accused of crime, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/CVR/12 (updated Dec. 16, 2022; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

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§ 12’s source at nysenate​.gov

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