The Criminal Justice Act and the Supreme Court

2019-03-18T18:47:16-05:00June 13th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Under the Criminal Justice Act of 1964, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A, Federal criminal defendants are entitled to the appointment of counsel if they are unable to obtain adequate representation “at every stage of the proceeding from initial appearance through appeal.”  State and Federal courts have long interpreted the words “through appeal” to include most challenges [...]