en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ineffective_assistance_of_counsel

In United States law, ineffective assistance of counsel is a claim raised by a convicted criminal defendant asserting that the defendant's legal counsel performed ...

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 of 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.

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-adequate-representation.html

The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution not only guarantees criminal defendants the right to an attorney, but the right to "adequate representation." This is ...

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

FindLaw's overview of a criminal defendant's right to counsel, which is guaranteed by ... questions and evidence, and presenting any applicable legal defenses.

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  ...

www.lawinsider.com/dictionary/defendants-counsel

Neither Defendants nor Defendants' Counsel shall have any responsibility for, interest in, or liability whatsoever with respect to the investment or distribution of ...

www.law.cornell.edu/wex/criminal_procedure

If a defendant cannot afford an attorney, the government is required to provide the defendant an attorney. Such defendants receive legal representation from the  ...

www.law.cornell.edu/constitution-conan/amendment-6/effective-assistance-of-counsel

Cases requiring appointment of counsel for indigent defendants hold that, as a ... 354 Counsel's obligation is a general one: to act within the wide range of ...