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Right to counsel means a defendant has a right to have the assistance of counsel (i.e., lawyers), and if the defendant cannot afford a lawyer, requires that the government appoint one or pay the defendant's legal expenses.


Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963), is a landmark case in United States Supreme Court history. In it, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that states are required under the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to provide an attorney to defendants in criminal cases .... so legal counsel must be provided for an indigent defendant in all cases.


A criminal defendant's right to an attorney is found in the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. ... to improper questions and evidence, and presenting any legal defenses.


On the other hand, defense counsel does have a general duty to investigate a defendant's background, and limiting investigation and presentation of mitigating  ...


Feb 28, 2018 ... Defendants aren't supposed to pick a dog in the lead counsel fight. Sure, if there are parallel cases in different jurisdictions they can manipulate ...


of State defendants in the 75 largest counties in 1996 and 66% of Federal ... the same sentence on average with appointed or private legal counsel. 119. 103. 98.


May 14, 2014 ... At the state and county levels, indigent defendants are either represented by ... of Criminal Justice speaks to the general quality of public defenders and finds that ... “Indigent Defense Counsel, Attorney Quality, and Defendant ...


Your task is to work with a group of concerned individuals to answer this question : How will your state ensure high-quality legal defense for indigent defendants?


Defense counsel and his client/Defendant decide where they sit at defense table. ... If the defendant presents well in front of the jury then perhaps lead counsel ...