A Court Decision in California Threatens to Erode the Constitutional Right to a Lawyer

Ruth Lopez was leaving a bar in Fontana, California, when she was pulled over for a minor traffic offense. Instead of getting a ticket, she was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, a misdemeanor punishable by six months to a year in jail.

Source: A Court Decision in California Threatens to Erode the Constitutional Right to a Lawyer

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