"The rights of the accused at trial process
begin with the right to counsel. The defendant has
the right to choose one or more attorneys to
represent him but must, in essence, pay for an
attorney of his choice. All cases involving
deprivation of liberty guarantee the suspect the
right to state appointed legal representation if
the suspect is unable to afford counsel."
"Lawyers' fees are not included in court fees and costs. They depend on the contract between the lawyer and the client. Each party pays his or her own counsel's fees."
In Germany, the gov pays the fees ONLY IF ACQUITED.
Except for Germany, they are ALL similar to the US in the fact that people pay for thier attornies.
So, that statement just IS NOT TRUE.