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Right to Counsel

How is the right to counsel significant, and what type of interpretation has it received from the Supreme Court?And what amendments are relevant?

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The Fifth, Sixth and Fourteenth Amendment right to counsel has become the foundation of our criminal justice system. The procedural safeguards were put in place to protect citizens' rights and guarantee them the freedoms our country was founded on. These amendments also help control and combat official government misconduct in protecting and upholding the laws of this country.

The Fifth Amendment protects against abuse of government authority in a legal procedure. The 5th Amendment states in pertinent part, "No person... nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of ...

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The Fifth, Sixth and Fourteenth Amendment right to counsel has become the foundation of our criminal justice system. The procedural safeguards were put in place to protect citizens' rights and guarantee them the freedoms our country was founded on. These amendments also help control and combat official government misconduct in protecting and upholding the laws of this country.

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