Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Ratified in 1791
See Table of Amendments.
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Quotes regarding Amendment VIII.
By Earl Warren
Prior to any questioning, the person must be warned that he has a right to remain silent, that any statement he does make may be used as evidence against him, and that he has a right to the presence of an attorney, either retained or appointed.
Writing in the opinion on Miranda v. Arizona, 1965