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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. The right to counsel is generally regarded as a constituent of the right to a fair trial. Historically ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gideon_v._Wainwright

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 counsel in criminal cases to represent defendants who are unable to afford to pay their ...

criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-rights/what-the-sixth-amendment-guarantees.html

This right is so important that there is an associated right given to people who are unable to pay for legal assistance to have counsel appointed and paid for by the government. The federal criminal justice system and all states have procedures for appointing counsel for indigent defendants. What Is Covered Under the Sixth  ...

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. Constitution, which requires the assistance of counsel for the accused in all. ... investigating facts and evidence, cross-examining government witnesses, objecting 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 representation. But "adequate representation" does not mean perfect representation. However, an incompetent or negligent lawyer can so poorly represent a client that the ...

www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcrmp/rule_44

(a) Right to Appointed Counsel. A defendant who is unable to obtain counsel is entitled to have counsel appointed to represent the defendant at every stage of the proceeding from initial appearance through appeal, unless the defendant waives this right. (b) Appointment Procedure. Federal law and local court rules govern ...

legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/right+to+counsel

Right to Counsel. The legal responsibility for the government to provide every defendant in a criminal action with Legal Representation that also must be deemed effective. The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution holds, in part, "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right … to have the Assistance of ...

www.njd.uscourts.gov/sites/njd/files/InvokanaCMO2.pdf

Jan 20, 2017 ... Christopher A. Seeger (Co-Lead Counsel). Seeger Weiss LLP. 77 Water Street, 26th Fl. New York, New York 10005. Phone: (212) 584-0700. Fax: (212) 584- 0799. Email: cseeger@seegerweiss.com. 1 Defendants' liaison counsel and lead counsel were appointed at the initial case management conference ...

www.deathpenaltyworldwide.org/legal-representation.cfm

Jun 28, 2012 ... Death Penalty Worldwide's analysis of capital defendants' access to lawyers and the quality of legal representation, with bibliographical references and case law - part of a series of International Legal Issues.