Criminal Procedure keyed to Israel
Alabama v. Shelton
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Defendant represented himself in a state court assault trial. Although the court warned defendant repeatedly of the disadvantages of this strategy, they did not offer him assistance of counsel at state expense. After conviction, he was given two years unsupervised probation and a thirty-day suspended sentence that he did not serve. After the lower appeals court affirmed, the Alabama Supreme Court reversed the defendant’s suspended sentence and vacated the probation. The State of Alabama then sought certiorari.
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