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.


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 ...


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.


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


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


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 ...


Whether a defendant receives a free lawyer to ... Hypothetically, persons can hire a lawyer to represent ... defendants their legal rights, ask whether they are.


Aug 3, 2010 ... governments to provide legal counsel as a matter of right at public ..... on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, the Section of Litigation, the ...