Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2012

Keywords

Gideon v. Wainwright, indigent defendants, advocacy, judicial proceedings, legal counsel, indigent defense, access to justice, right to counsel, pro bono representation

Abstract

This article suggests that the absence of representation at the beginning of a State criminal prosecution must come to a screeching halt. The criminal defense bar should take a leadership role and dedicate Gideon's anniversary to making certain that an accused's right to the effective assistance of counsel begins at the initial bail hearing. Indeed, guaranteeing vigorous representation should be the defense bar's number one priority.

Journal

2012 The Champion 10 (June 2012).

Disciplines

Constitutional Law | Criminal Law | Criminal Procedure

Recommended Citation

2012 The Champion 10 (June 2012).