The Right to Counsel

Promote fair and accountable systems through access to quality legal representation, regardless of wealth.
The right to the effective assistance of counsel is fundamental to a fair and accountable system of criminal justice. The guiding hand of counsel can be invaluable, as legal processes are often hard for a non-lawyer to understand, and a misstep in criminal proceedings can cause long-term harm to the accused individual and their family. This right means that anyone accused of a crime is entitled to the assistance of a competent attorney, regardless of whether the accused person can afford one.

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