Criminal Procedure keyed to Saltzburg
Argersinger v. Hamlin
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Petitioner was an indigent, charged with carrying concealed weapon, an offense punishable by imprisonment up to six months and/or a $1,000 fine. It was a judge-trial, and the petitioner had no representation. He was sentenced to a 90-day jail term. The Florida Supreme Court held that the right of court-appointed counsel applies only to trials for “non-petty offenses punishable by more than six months imprisonment.”
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