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Gideon Vs Wainwright Case Analysis

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Gideon requested that the court needs to appoint him a lawyer, which was quickly denied by the court because under the Florida law, the law only permits appointment of counsel to poor defendants charged with capital offense. Because of this, Gideon represented himself and was later found guilty and charged to five years in prison. Gideon later wrote to the U.S. Supreme Court stating that his rights were violated
Significance
Gideon v. Wainwright led to the reconsideration of a prior case known as Betts v. Brady. The Supreme Court ruled that states had to grant legal counsel to any defendant who could not afford their own legal counsel through the sixth amendment.
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