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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Friday, August 5, 2022

Scott-Hayward on Bail and the Right to Counsel

Christine S. Scott-Hayward (California State University, Long Beach - School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management) has posted an abstract of Correctional and Sentencing Law Commentary: Bail and the Right to Counsel (Criminal Law Bulletin 57(6): 1045-1053 (2021)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
This commentary examines the right to counsel at bail hearings and argues that to ensure that defendants receive due process and other rights that may be guaranteed to them by statute, it is vital that indigent defendants have the right to appointed counsel at their bail hearings. After reviewing the law in this area, it examines how the right to counsel plays out in practice. It concludes by highlighting research on the important role that attorneys can play in protecting defendants’ rights and reducing pretrial detention.

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