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NCJ Number: 32677 Find in a Library
Title: PLEA BARGAINING IN THE PIT
Journal: SKEPTIC  Issue:4  Dated:(NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1974)  Pages:32-35
Author(s): J HERSEY
Corporate Author: Forum for Contemporary History
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Forum for Contemporary History
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE CONTROVERSY OVER THE RELATIVE MERITS OF LEGAL ASSISTANCE ASSOCIATION LAWYERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS IS JOINED.
Abstract: JUDGES AND COURT ADMINISTRATORS PREFER THE SERVICES OF PUBLIC DEFENDERS, WHO, WHILE TURNING IN A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF PLEA-BARGAINED GUILTY PLEAS, SPEED THE PROCESSING OF DEFENDANTS THROUGH THE SYSTEM. THEY FEEL THAT LEGAL ASSISTANCE ASSOCIATION LAWYERS NEEDLESSLY COMPLICATE MATTERS WITH ENDLESS MOTIONS AND PROTRACTED VOIR DIRE EXAMINATIONS. CLIENTS, ON THE OTHER HAND, WHEN GIVEN THE CHOICE, PREFER TO BE DEFENDED BY LEGAL ASSISTANCE ASSOCIATION LAWYERS OVER PUBLIC DEFENDERS BY A MARGIN OF TWO TO ONE.
Index Term(s): Connecticut; Defense counsel effectiveness; Defense services; Indigents; Legal aid services; Plea negotiations; Public defenders
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