In the companion case of Gonzalez v. Commissioner of Correction, the Supreme Court concluded "that the habeas petitioner had a sixth amendment right to the effective assistance of counsel at the arraignment stage in which proceedings pertaining to the setting of bond and credit for presentence confinement occurred because it is clear that potential substantial prejudice to the petitioner's right to liberty inhered to the arraignment proceedings and the petitioner's counsel had the ability to help avoid that prejudice by requesting that the bond on [previous arrests] be raised at the arraignment on [a subsequent] arrest."
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