AJ and Jacob SC Case

AJ and Jacob SC Case

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  • Hey! Are you stealing!?!
  • You deny me a lawyer!?! This is a violation of my rights!
  • Clarence Gideon was denied a lawyer, this is unconstitutional according to the 6th amendment.
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Mr. Gideon was caught breaking and entering in Panama City. There he stole from vending machines.
  • I am a free man! 
  • During the trail he was denied a lawyer and was sentenced to 5 years in prison. In prison he started a petition that eventually took his case to the Supreme Court.
  • The accused person has the right to make anyone attend their trial if they believe that person can help with the case. The court can also force a person to come to a court by using a summons, which means the person will not have choice, and will have to go to the trial. The accused person also has the right to hire an attorney. If he or she cannot afford an attorney, the court can provide one 
  • The U.S Supreme court deemed the action unconstitutional because of the sixth amendment.
  • We deserve lawyers too!
  • After the Supreme Court deemed this action unconstitutional he was acquitted from all charges!
  • To make the final decision that denying a lawyer to Gideon was unconstitutional was written out in the 6th Amendment.
  • Gideon's trial declared that all criminal defendants have a constitutional right to a court-appointed lawyer!
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