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CRIMINAL DEFENDANTS HAVE A RIGHT TO A PUBLIC JURY TRIAL

The New Mexico Supreme Court recently ruled that, consistent with the constitutional requirement of public trials, a trial may only be closed when "an overriding interest based on findings that closure is essential to preserve higher values and is narrowly tailored to serve that interest." See State v. Turrietta

The Court found that closing a trial for less than overriding interests unconstitutionally denied criminal defendants their right to a public trial.

The right to a public trial is only one of the many constitutional rights that a person has when accused of a crime. Criminal defense attorneys have the obligation to ensure that this and all other constitutional rights are enforced for the client.

If you need a criminal defense lawyer, call McGraw & Strickland at: (575) 323-1529

Las Cruces, NM

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