Gildeon VS Wainwright
Updated: 1/14/2020
Gildeon VS Wainwright
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  • Does the Sixth Amendment's right to counsel in criminal cases extend to felony defendants in state court?
  • Gideon V. Wainwright Sixth Amendment: "assistance of counsel" for the accused "in all criminal prosecutions
  • The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case.
  • Clarence Gideon was given a second trial, and he chose W. Fred Turner to be his lawyer. Although he did not freed himself, about 2,000 convicted people were freed due to Clarence's actions.
  • Clarence helped changed the American legal system. From then on, the Sixth Amendment stated that any defandant who are not able to afford a lawyer must be provided one at no cost.
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