West Headnote of the Day – October 19, 2010

October 19, 2010

West's Key 110 Criminal Law
West's Key 110XXXI Counsel
West's Key 110XXXI(B) Right of Defendant to Counsel
West's Key 110XXXI(B)5 Procedure and Affirmative Duties by Court in Protection of Right to Counsel and Right to Self-Representation
West's Key 110k1771 k. Presumptions as to Waiver, Burden of Proof.

110 Criminal LawRight to counsel is so fundamental that courts should indulge every reasonable presumption against its waiver.
Howard v. State, 701 So. 2d 274 (Miss. 1997)