assistance of counsel

Definition of "assistance of counsel"
  1. The right to have representation from a legal professional that a person charged in a criminal proceeding has as per the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
How to use "assistance of counsel" in a sentence
  1. The accused was provided with the assistance of counsel before his trial began.
  2. It's crucial to gain the assistance of counsel early in the criminal prosecution to ensure fair representation.
  3. They were relieved to have the assistance of counsel when facing complex legal challenges.

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