“Critical stages” of prosecution where defendant has right to counsel
byadminonJune 21, 2015
Attorney Chis Donovan posted some interesting research on WACDL’s listserv last week. He was looking into what constitutes a “critical stage” of a criminal prosecution at which the defendant is entitled to counsel. He cautioned readers to “key cite” the cases before using them. On Point includes Donovan’s list here and has indexed it so you can find it on our Archive Page under “VIII. Counsel, 6th Am, A. Right to Counsel, 2. critical stage” next time you need it!
For more on how to determine whether a particular stage is “critical” thus entitling the defendant to counsel, see Wayne R. LaFave et al, “Right to Counsel: Stage of the Proceeding,” 3 Crim. Proc. §11.2(b)(3d ed.)(Dec. 2014).
Feel free to add to the list using the “comment” box below. Thanks, Chris!
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