The taking of fingerprints is not a critical stage at which the accused has a right to the presence of counsel. See United States v. Wade, supra; United States v. Sanders, 477 F.2d 112 (5th Cir. 1973), cert. denied, 414 U.S. 870 (1973).
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249. Fingerprinting—No Right to Counsel
Updated January 22, 2020