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Entries from August 2012

Going to School to Stay Out of Jail

August 24th, 2012 · No Comments

Contrary to stereotypes of hard-nosed prosecutors and stern judges, not every District Attorney or criminal court judge is out to lock up every lawbreaker for the maximum term. In every state, there are programs designed to keep offenders out of jail and to steer them away from future offenses. We’re all familiar with probation, which substitutes supervision […]

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Tags: Courtreference.com · Georgia · News

Public Defender standards enacted by the Washington State Supreme Court

August 16th, 2012 · No Comments

In June 2012, the Washington State Supreme Court directed the state’s public defenders to limit their caseloads and certify compliance with the new numerical standards on a quarterly basis.  With the goal of improving the quality of legal representation for indigent defendants, the Court has adopted standards that were formerly considered advisory and largely unenforceable.  […]

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Tags: Courtreference.com · Washington