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Old 06-17-2015, 04:41 PM
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Post ACLU Sues State of Idaho Over Defective Public Defense System

BOISE, Idaho – The ACLU, the ACLU of Idaho, and the global law firm Hogan Lovells filed a class action lawsuit against the state of Idaho asking the court to force the state to fix its unconstitutional system of public defense, which deprives thousands of Idahoans of their Sixth Amendment right to adequate legal representation and withholds the resources needed by public defenders throughout the state to effectively represent those prosecuted by state government.
FULL Press Release Here: http://acluidaho.org/aclu-sues-idaho...efense-system/

Being represented by a public defender in so many Idaho court rooms right now is a very risky endeavor. Not only are you much more likely to see your case plea bargained even if you have a strong case, but if you do take it to trial, you often can't expect adequate discovery of witnesses and exculpatory evidence in your favor due to lack of resources on the public defenders' part.

Hopefully, soon, with this lawsuit, things will improve for those lacking funds who can't easily afford a private attorney, should they ever find themselves in the unfortunate situation of being accused of a serious crime.
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