effective assistance of counsel

Definition of "effective assistance of counsel"
  1. The right of a person accused in a criminal case to have a lawyer who provides competent and error-free legal representation
How to use "effective assistance of counsel" in a sentence
  1. She was grateful for the effective assistance of counsel that helped her understand her rights.
  2. Due to effective assistance of counsel, the accused was able to present a strong defense.
  3. If not for the effective assistance of counsel, he might have been wrongfully convicted.

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