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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