Right to Council Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Right to Council, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Right to Council?

Guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment, the right of someone who is charged with a criminal offense to have a lawyer’s representation. If the person cannot afford to hire a lawyer, he/she may decide to have a public defender or a court-appointed attorney represent him/her.