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A look at quality of counsel and results-

Texas death penalty study reveals that:

“those who can hire counsel for the entire case, or even a portion of the case, appear to be treated in a fundamentally different manner than those who cannot.” ~ Prof. Scott Philips, Dept. Sociology & Criminology, Univ. of Denver

For the 504 death penalty cases examined, hiring counsel for the entire case eliminated the chance of a death sentence and resulted in more acquittals, and hiring counsel for at least a portion of the case substantially reduced the chance of a death sentence.

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