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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
Argersinger v. Hamlin
Citation:407 U.S. 25 (1972)
Argersinger (Petitioner) was an indigent who was convicted of carrying a concealed weapon and sentenced to 90 days in jail. The trial was to a judge, and Argersinger was unrepresented by counsel. He brought a habeas corpus action alleging that he was deprived of his right to counsel in the criminal proceeding. The Florida Supreme Court’s caselaw stated 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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