en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_counsel

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.

criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-rights/the-right-to-counsel.html

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.

criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-rights/the-right-to-adequate-representation.html

Indigent defendants who are represented by appointed lawyers and defendants who can afford to hire their own attorneys are both entitled to adequate ...

law.justia.com/constitution/us/amendment-06/15-effective-assistance-of-counsel.html

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

capitalpunishmentincontext.org/issues/representation

The Supreme Court has held that legal counsel must provide effective representation. Almost all defendants in capital cases cannot afford their own attorneys.

www.reuters.com/article/legal-us-otc-leadcounsel/this-is-weird-securities-class-action-defendant-wants-to-block-lead-counsel-appointment-idUSKCN1GC31L

Feb 28, 2018 ... Defendants aren't supposed to pick a dog in the lead counsel fight. ... But I can't remember ever seeing a defendant in a federal securities class ...

www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/publications/criminal_justice_magazine/v31/cjspring2016_BUNIN.pdf

Hypothetically, persons can hire a lawyer to represent ... The closest, and the one that may ultimately lead ... defendants their legal rights, ask whether they are.

www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/dccc.pdf

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.

www.justex.net/JustexDocuments/0/FDAMS/standards.pdf

lead counsel. 4.3.3 THIRD-DEGREE LIST: Lawyers on the third degree list may represent defendants charged with third-degree felonies, state jail felonies ...