right to an attorney


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Noun1.right to an attorney - a civil right guaranteed by the 6th amendment to the US Constitution
civil right - right or rights belonging to a person by reason of citizenship including especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendments and subsequent acts of Congress including the right to legal and social and economic equality
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Referring to reports about the arrest and trial of another Iranian national in Bahrain in the past, Amir Abdollahian said Tehran immediately asked Manama to arrange a meeting with the detainee and allow him the right to an attorney.
How about, for example, recognizing that in wartime there might be legitimate grounds for preemptively detaining a person for a prescribed and limited period of time on a suspicion of plotting a major attack, while still denouncing the notion that such a person doesn't have the right to an attorney or to a speedy trial?
The second action came as a suggestion from the Legal Needs of Children Committee that the board adopt the committee's position holding that children in the delinquency system should not be able to waive their right to an attorney unless they had a meaningful opportunity to consult with a lawyer on the waiver.
The Fifth Amendment prohibits the government from compelling testimony that could be self-incriminating, and the Miranda decision gives felony suspects the right to an attorney.
The friction was palpable later in the day when David Scott Lay, an inmate already serving time in the Snake River Correctional Institution in Eastern Oregon, told Circuit Judge Eveleen Henry that he wanted to waive his right to an attorney and plead guilty to theft charges.