Tag Archives: Sixth Amendment


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? See “Court to ...

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Breath test records admissible against DUI defendant

A DUI defendant’s Confrontation Clause rights were not violated by the admission of the certificate of calibration for the breath test machine used to determine the level of alcohol in his system, the Kansas Supreme Court has ruled in affirming ...

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Supreme Court questions if ‘Padilla’ ruling goes retro

WASHINGTON – The issue of whether criminal defendants’ Sixth Amendment right to be warned of the immigration consequences of guilty pleas, as established by a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, is retroactive was front and center during oral arguments on ...

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