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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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Public defenders prevail in right to counsel cases

In March of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court extended the right to effective counsel to the plea stage of criminal proceedings in a pair of cases, Lafler v. Cooper and Missouri v. Frye. In both cases, appellate public defenders ...

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