Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
The U.S. Supreme Court case in which the Court ruled that juvenile criminal defendants are entitled to due process protection under the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Among other things, due process protection includes the right to timely notice of criminal charges, the right to confront and cross-examine witnesses, the right not to testify against oneself, and the right to counsel (representation by a lawyer).
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:27 pm