critical stage

Definition of "critical stage"
  1. A point during a criminal process where the actions may impact the rights or defenses of the accused, leading to the activation of their Sixth Amendment right to have a lawyer
How to use "critical stage" in a sentence
  1. During a lineup was a critical stage, the accused requested for their lawyer.
  2. The representation of counsel is required at every critical stage to protect the accused's rights.
  3. The questioning after the arrest was considered a critical stage, thus a lawyer was present.

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