Legislative Constitutional Amendment, Amends Constitution to provide that a defendant has the right to have the assistance of counsel in any criminal prosecution. Deletes provision giving defendant the right to defend himself without counsel and authorizes Legislature to require a defendant in a felony ease to have the assistance of counsel.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 2899685; A: 51.8; N: 2698955; B: 48.2
Senate Constitutional Amendment
People v. Sharp: 7 Cal. 3d 448, 1972
Code Sections Affected
Amended Cal. Const. art. I, section 13
Gordon Cologne, State Senator; Anthony C. Beilenson, State Senator; Evelle J. Younger, Attorney General, State of California
H. L. Richardson, State Senator, 19th District
Rebuttal Against Author
Gordon Cologne, State Senator; Anthony Beilenson, State Senator; Evelle J. Younger, Attorney General, State of California
RIGHT TO ASSISTANCE OF COUNSEL California Proposition 3 (1972).