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Faretta v. California
Citation:422 U.S. 806, 95 S.Ct. 2525, 45 L.Ed.2d 562 (1975)
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Faretta (Defendant) requested that he be allowed to represent himself at trial. After questioning Faretta about his knowledge of the hearsay rule and California code provisions governing voir dire, the trial judge ruled that Faretta did not make an intelligent and knowing waiver of his right to counsel and had no constitutional right to represent himself. The trial judge also appointed the public defender to represent him. Faretta was found guilty of grand theft and sentenced to prison.
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