Section 303 of CRPC "Right of person against whom proceedings instituted to be defended"
Any person accused of offence before a Criminal Court or against whom proceedings are instituted under this Code, may of right be defended by a pleader of his choice.
Section 304 of CRPC "Legal aid to accused at State expense in certain cases"
(1) Where, in a trial before the Court of Session, the accused is not represented by a pleader, and where appears to the Court that the accused has not sufficient means to engage a pleader, the Court shall assign a pleader for his defence at the expense of the State
(2) The High Court may, with the previous approval of the State
Government, make rules providing for,-
(a) the mode of selecting pleaders for defence under sub-section (1) ;
(b) the facilities to be allowed to such pleaders by the Courts;
(c) the fees payable to such pleaders by the Government and generally, for carrying out the purposes of sub-section (1).
(3) The State Government may, by notification, direct that, as from such date as may be specified in the notification the provisions of sub-sections (1) and (2) shall apply it relation to any class of trials before other Courts in the State as they apply in relation to trials before Courts of Session.
GENERAL PROVISIONS AS TO INQUIRIES AND TRIALS
What are the Rights of person against whom proceedings instituted to be defended? What is Legal aid to accused at State expense in certain cases? Section 303 and 304 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973
What is Local Inspection? What is power to summon material witness, or examine Person? What is present Expenses of complainants and witnesses? Section 310, 311 and 312 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973
What is the meaning of accused person to be competent witness? What is the meaning of no Influence to be used to induce disclosure? What is the Provision for inquiries and trial being held in the absence of accused in certain cases? Section 315, 316 and 317 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973
What is the Procedure where accused does not understand proceedings? What is Power to proceed against other persons appearing to be guilty of offence? Section 318 and 319 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973