Court: Defendants have right to counsel at initial bail hearings

Criminal defendants have a right to counsel when their bail is set, Maryland’s top court unanimously held on Wednesday. Without finding a constitutional guarantee, the Court of Appeals said the state’s Public Defender Act entitles defendants to have a lawyer present at the initial bail hearing. “What the Court of Appeals has done is end the system ...

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