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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But the latest proposal removes all such geographical limitations and denies all protections, including the right to an attorney and to a hearing before a judge.
Nothing in the amendment forces officers to surrender their constitutional right to an attorney, Considine said.
The Court of Special Appeals held that the failure to call McClain violated Syed's Sixth Amendment right to an attorney.
Parents should be informed that they have a right to an attorney and provided one during a child protective agency investigation, even before their first court appearance.
A defendant who was advised of his "right to an attorney" but not explicitly advised of his right to have an attorney present "during questioning" should not have had his videotaped statements suppressed, the Appeals Court ruled March 5.
"Perhaps the most shocking aspect of the flawed parole revocation in Missouri is that these parolees are never told that they might have the right to an attorney, let alone provided with one,"Megan Crane, an attorney for the plaintiffs, said in a statement.
After recovering from his injuries enough to appear in court on Tuesday, he blamed himself for the accident and waived his right to an attorney
Further, the Virginia program, which looks at the prisoner's history, conduct, and interpersonal relationships during incarceration, operates differently than Florida's parole system, which is based solely on the perceived dangerousness of the prisoner and "affords juveniles no meaningful opportunity to demonstrate entitlement to release," Pariente argued, including no right to an attorney or to be present at the parole hearing.
The number of children without representation is a particularly poignant illustration of a much bigger problem: Under the Trump White House, separated children don't have a right to an attorney because they don't have a right to stay in the US as refugees.
Because immigration violations are largely civil in nature, undocumented immigrants in deportation proceedings aren't guaranteed a right to an attorney. That also includes immigrants who turned themselves in to authorities and are seeking asylum.
The Attorney General reiterates that the Law of Criminal Procedures guarantees defendant's rights, such as the right to an attorney during the processes of investigation and prosecution, the right to contact any person to inform of his detention and the right not to be detained for more than six months except by court order issued by the relevant court.