A murder defendant was not denied a fair trial when he was prohibited from calling a witness that his lawyer had decided not to call, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled in affirming a conviction.
Does a criminal defendant have a constitutional right to a pretrial hearing to challenge the viability of the charges against him when a restraining order has frozen the assets he needs to retain his counsel of choice?
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether criminal defendants have a constitutional right to a pretrial hearing to challenge the viability of the charges against them when a restraining order has frozen the assets they need to retain their counsel of choice.
In both cases, appellate public defenders argued on behalf of their clients before the highest court in the land for the first time in their careers – and won.
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether a state’s failure to pay for counsel for an indigent defendant in a murder case should be weighed against the state in making a speedy trial analysis.
If a state affords an arrested drunk driver the right to call a lawyer before submitting to a breath test, can a driver who has second thoughts interrupt the actual administration of a test to telephone an attorney?
That’s the precise issue just addressed by one state court.
A felony murder suspect made his desire for a lawyer sufficiently clear to require police to terminate their interrogation, the en banc 9th Circuit has ruled in reversing the denial of habeas relief.
The American Bar Association has waded into a debate over state-funded counsel for indigent parents in abused or neglected children cases, filing an amicus brief in support of providing parents with counsel.
WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court debated the limits of a defendant’s constitutional right to effective assistance of counsel in post-conviction proceedings.
Breath test results obtained from a drunk driver were inadmissible because police violated his statutory rights by placing him in a partitioned and monitored booth during his pre-test conversation with counsel, the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled in reinstating a suppression order.