ABA says Nashville misdemeanor defendants facing jail time not told about right to counsel

death rowIt’s one of the most routine violations of the constitution happening in courtrooms today, according to the American Bar Association (ABA): indigent defendants charged with misdemeanors that could land them in jail aren’t being told of their right to see a lawyer before entering a plea. ProPublica has more on the ABA’s report and how some people charged with crimes aren’t getting their constitutional right to an attorney.