right to an attorney

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a civil right guaranteed by the 6th amendment to the US Constitution

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At that impasse, Henry reviewed a letter the defendant had written indicating he was willing to waive his right to an attorney and plead guilty to two of the three charges against him for a six-month concurrent sentence.
Buyer, who served as counsel to the Western Enemy Prisoner of War camp during the Gulf War, said, "The accused will be afforded similar due process that was given to World War II saboteurs--such as a right to an attorney and the right to view evidence against them.
whether the defendant understood he had a right to an attorney (Miranda right); and
You have the right to an attorney,'' the detective usually drones.
He is the author of three books: "Gideon's Trumpet," published in 1964, about a landmark Supreme Court case giving impoverished criminal defendants the right to an attorney, "Portrait of a Decade," about the great changes in American race relations, and "Make No Law," published in 1991 by Random House, about The New York Times v.
Charles Health System allegedly employ armed police officers to restrain patients and strip search them without a right to an attorney.
10) On the other hand, if a suspect asserts the right to an attorney, questioning must cease and may only be recommenced if the defendant reinitiates communication with the officer.