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1. RIGHT TO COUNSEL AT TRIAL a. SCOPE OF RIGHT TO APPOINTED COUNSEL Powell v. Alabama (1932) Facts: A group of young, indigent African-American defendants were accused of the capital crime of rape. They were not given the opportunity to retain counsel before trial; counsel was appointed on the day of trial and had prepared no defense. The defendants were convicted and sentenced to death. ...

Betts v. Brady
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 316 U.S. 455, 62 S. Ct. 1252, 86 L. Ed. 1595, 1942 U.S. Brief Fact Summary. The petitioner, Betts (the "petitioner"), was indicted for robbery in circuit court in Maryland. He was indigent and unable to retain an attorney. When he requested the Court appoint him an attorney, the Court informed the petitioner that it was not the practice of the Court to appoint counsel for indigent defendants, except in prosecutions for murder and rape. Synopsis of Rule of Law. The Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution ("Con ...

Gideon v. Wainright
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 372 U.S. 335, 83 S. Ct. 792, 9 L. Ed. 2d 799 (1963) Brief Fact Summary. Gideon was charged with a felony in Florida state court. He appeared before the state Court, informing the Court he was indigent and requested that the Court appoint him an attorney. The Court declined to appoint Gideon an attorney, stating that under Florida law, the only time an indigent defendant is entitled to appointed counsel is when he is charged with a capital offense. Synopsis of Rule of Law. This case overruled Betts and held that the right o ...

Gideon v. Wainright
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Betts v. Brady
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Gideon v. Wainright
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Betts v. Brady
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