Learning Objectives

After you have read this chapter:

1. Discuss the constitutional foundation of the right to counsel.
2. You will understand how indigent defendants obtain counsel.
3. Identify when the right to counsel attaches and the significance of its relationship to Miranda v. Arizona.
4. You will appreciate how the Sixth Amendment guarantees autonomy to defendants during the criminal trial process.
5. Understand how the Sixth Amendment works at trial through the Confrontation Clause.