The Expansion of Constitutional Right to Counsel by the US Supreme Court – Who Pays?

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According to the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution, "[i]n all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right . . . to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence." What isn’t provided in this constitutional mandate is how the defense lawyer’s fees and expenses are to be paid. The result of this financial myopia is a deepening financial crisis in Florida and across the country today.

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