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NEW LEGISLATION MAKES CITIES LIABLE FOR COURT-APPOINTED COUNSEL ON CITY MISDEMEANORS

Prior to 2015, indigent defendants were not entitled to court-appointed counsel for simple misdemeanors unless the government was seeking actual imprisonment. A defendant did not qualify for court-appointed counsel even if the possible sanction included j…
Prior to 2015, indigent defendants were not entitled to court-appointed counsel for simple misdemeanors unless the government was seeking actual imprisonment. A defendant did not … http://www.lynchdallas.com/news-announcements/blog/2017/11/new-legislation-makes-cities-liable-court-appointed-counsel-city-misdemeanors/