July 1, changes to Chapter 215 go into effect. This Omnibus Budget Reduction Act will reduce the budget for the Public Defenders as well as other governmental organizations.
Personally, I'm a big fan of the Public Defenders, they are willing to take on all sorts of cases in the interest of justice. They also have a vast amount of experience in the court room. However, with the constant reduction of funding they are continuously understaffed. The latest I heard from some Public Defenders they were already dealing with between 80-300 cases each (it's a broad range apparently). To see just how overworked we just need to look at this ACS report.
If you have legal issues, I strongly advise you to seek out private representation to ensure that you are fully represented and your attorney has time to review your case. At Ascheman & Smith we will go over every aspect of your case and the law with you.
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Mon, June 14, 2010
by Landon Ascheman filed under