Arkansas Constitution of 1874 Art. 2, § 8. Criminal procedure--Double jeopardy--Right against self-incrimination--Due process

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No person shall be held to answer a criminal charge unless on the presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases of impeachment or cases such as the General Assembly shall make cognizable by justices of the peace, and courts of similar jurisdiction;  or cases arising in the army and navy of the United States;  or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger;  and no person, for the same offense, shall be twice put in jeopardy of life or liberty;  but if, in any criminal prosecution, the jury be divided in opinion, the court before which the trial shall be had, may, in its discretion, discharge the jury, and commit or bail the accused for trial, at the same or the next term of said court;  nor shall any person be compelled, in any criminal case, to be a witness against himself;  nor be deprived of life, liberty or property, without due process of law.  All persons shall, before conviction, be bailable by sufficient sureties, except for capital offenses, when the proof is evident or the presumption great.

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