If You Can’t Afford an Attorney, One Will Be Appointed. And You May Get a Huge Bill ( www.themarshallproject.org )

On television and in the movies, police officers read people their Miranda rights and tell them they will be provided a lawyer if they cannot afford one. But in reality, legal representation is rarely free. The Supreme Court has found the Constitution guarantees the right to counsel but allows states, in most cases, to try to...

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