Duty Of Court To Inform Accused Of His Right To Counsel

Sec.  6.  Duty  of  court  to  inform  accused  of  his  right  to  counsel.  – Before arraignment, the court shall inform the accused of his right to  counsel  and  ask  him  if  he  desires  to  have  one.  Unless  the accused  is  allowed  to  defend  himself  in  person  or  has  employed counsel of his choice, the court must assign a counsel de officio to defend him.