accusatory stage


accusatory stage
That stage of criminal proceedings at which right to counsel accrues to accused; such matures when officers have arrested accused, and officers have undertaken process of interrogations that lends itself to eliciting incriminating statements. People v. Bilderbach, 62 C.2d 757, 44 Cal.Rptr. 313, 315, 401 P.2d 921

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