The Supreme Court ruled that the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments mandate that states must provide a poor defendant with a lawyer at the time of trial if the defendant could be imprisoned for any period of time.
In Gideon v. Wainwright
By a 9-0 vote, the Court reversed Argersinger’s conviction. Writing for the majority, Justice William O. Douglas
Counsel, right to
Due process, procedural
Johnson v. Louisiana