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English Reading Practice – The Right to Trial
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in the wrong place at the
time. He walks
a store to buy a drink and he hears gunfire. He gets
and he runs away from the sound
fast as he can.
When the police
to the gunfire, they see Malcolm as he
from the scene. They stop him and
, but he does not speak English
, and he is scared,
his side of the story to the police officers.
They think he is
so they take him to jail. Malcolm
loses hope. He thinks he
stay in jail forever. He knows they
he is guilty of something very bad.
comes to talk to him. He tells Malcolm not to
, that they will work everything out at
"Trial?" Malcolm says, "
, "Malcolm, you are not guilty
. You have the right to a
trial. The law says that you are innocent
you are found guilty in a
people," Malcolm says, "they put me in
. They already
I was guilty!"
you in jail, but they cannot
you there. And they
decide you are guilty. They must
prove you did it,"
lawyer explains. "Do
worry, Malcolm. You
a sigh of relief. He feels
A few months
, Malcolm goes to court, and he is