Right to Counsel Paper
Right to counsel is the legal responsibility for the government to provide every defendant in a criminal action with legal representation that also must be deemed effective. Right to counsel has evolved to mean that a defendant has the constitutional right to be represented by an attorney during trial. The right to counsel is informed by the understanding that the legal system is so complicated and is stuffed with many legal traps that a lay man cannot understand.
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Webb v. Baird, 6 Ind. 13 at 18 (1854