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Ayers v. Hall

Seasoned Louisville, Ky. criminal defense attorney is indicted for failing to file tax returns, represents himself for 21 months (between indictment and trial). On eve of trial, he asks for continuance so he can find counsel; the judge denies it. He’s convicted of failing to file tax returns, sentenced to three years. Sixth Circuit: There’s no evidence in the record he was ever informed of his right to counsel. New trial.


Tags: 2018, Right to Counsel, Sixth Amendment, Sixth Circuit

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