Gideon v. Wainwright (1963) was a case decided by the Warren Court. In it, Clarence Gideon asked for the right to consul after his arrest. Gideon was poor and his attorney would have to have been provided for by the state. However, he was denied this request. As consequence, Gideon was sentenced to several years in prison. In the case, the court decided that the denial of the right to a lawyer was unconstitutional as it violated the Sixth Amendment's guarantee of consul. This set the precedence for providing an arrested person with an attorney, despite any monetary or otherwise outstanding situations. This helped further protect criminals' rights and the poor.