right to an attorney

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n right to an attorney a civil right guaranteed by the 6th amendment to the US Constitution
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Usage

In literature:

Shefford took the man upon the judge's right hand to be a lawyer, and the one on his left an officer of court, perhaps a prosecuting attorney.
"The Rainbow Trail" by Zane Grey
It sometimes becomes necessary for an attorney to assert his rights and privileges to the judge himself.
"The Young Man and the World" by Albert J. Beveridge
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In news:

An assistant secretary of State during the Carter administration, attorney Falco rightly emphasizes that reducing demand for drugs is a more viable goal than trying to cut the supply.
That's right, I said is it time to get rid of our City Council and this will also put an end to the need of a City Attorney, and I think it would also include our City Manager's position.
The KKK had dropped to an estimated 60,000 members during the civil rights era (1954-65) and had bottomed out at fewer than 2,000 members by the mid-1970s, says Mr Levin, a civil rights attorney who teaches criminal justice.
You have the right to remain silent, but in civil court, you don't have the right to an attorney – yet.
You have the right to an attorney if you follow directions.
Famed womens' rights campaigner and high-powered attorney Gloria Allred has written an open letter to Sheen after the Hollywood wild man dismissed his drunk and drug-fueled rage at the Plaza Hotel in New York City as "one bad night".
You have the right to an ( adequate ) attorney.
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he plans to seek an injunction to keep the state's law limiting collective bargaining rights for public sector unions on the books.
Is famed women's right attorney Gloria Allred about to pull an "October surprise" on Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.
David Grayson, right, stands alongside defense attorney Michael Coulter in an Anderson County courtroom Thursday as he pleads guilty to a 2010 hit-and-run accident.
An attorney says he's not giving up with his effort to change the way mineral rights are taxed in Athens County.
As a NSEA member, you have the right to request the services of an attorney to defend you in the matter.
HELENA (AP) — Individual privacy trumps the public's right to know the details of an investigative report into a 2009 boat crash involving US Rep Denny Rehberg and former state Sen Greg Barkus, the Flathead County attorney said Tuesday.
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