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Gideon V. Wainwright
Updated: 10/14/2020
Gideon V. Wainwright
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  • Gideon V. Wainwright
  • You are under arrest for robbery!
  • Noooooooooo!!!!!
  • You must come to court!
  • Background Info
  • Argument
  • No, If you cannot appoint a lawyer, Then you can't have one!
  • 1963
  • Supreme Court Ruling
  • Clarence Earl Gideon was accused for committing a robbery crime, and he was taken to court.
  • Connected Amendment
  • Amendments!
  • Gideon did not afford enough money to appoint a lawyer and so he had to represent himself.
  • Impact
  • A lawyer (If the accused person can't afford one) Must be provided by law to the people who need one. Lawyers are paid by taxes that we pay.
  • The right to counsel refers to the right of a criminal defendant to have a lawyer assist in his defense, even if he cannot afford to pay for an attorney. The Sixth Amendment is the amendment related to this case.
  • This case declared that judges must appoint and pay for lawyers for people who cannot afford them.
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