When the Cheering (for Gideon) Stops: The Defense Bar and Representation at Initial Bail Hearings
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
June 1, 2012
The Champion, June 2012, p. 10-14.
U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-48
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 6
Keywords: Gideon v. Wainwright, indigent defendants, advocacy, judicial proceedings, legal counsel, indigent defense, access to justice, right to counsel, pro bono representation
Date posted: August 28, 2012