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Title: MARYLAND - OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER - 6TH REPORT, FY 1977 - OPERATIONAL PERIOD JULY 1, 1976-JUNE 30, 1977
Author(s): A H MURRELL; A J O'FERRALL
Corporate Author: Maryland Office of the Public Defender
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 58
Sponsoring Agency: Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Baltimore, MD 21202
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE ACTIVITIES OF THE CENTRAL OFFICE AND 12 DISTRICT OFFICES OF MARYLAND'S PUBLIC DEFENDER SYSTEM DURING FISCAL YEAR 1977 ARE REPORTED.
Abstract: THE REPORT OPENS WITH BRIEF DISCUSSIONS OF THE DEFENSE SERVICE PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED BY THE PUBLIC DEFENDER AGENCY DURING THE REPORT PERIOD, THE ISSUE OF PUBLIC DEFENDER STAFF VERSUS ASSIGNED COUNSEL IN THE REPRESENTATION OF INDIGENT ACCUSED PERSONS, THE PLEA-BARGAINING PROCESS AND REVISIONS IN THE STATE'S RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE, RECOMMENDED LEGISLATION, AND COLLECTION PROCEDURES. THE ACTIVITIES OF THE STATE OFFICE'S APPELLATE, INMATE SERVICES, MENTAL HEALTH, AND INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES DIVISIONS ARE SUMMARIZED. SEPARATE REPORTS FOR EACH OF THE 12 DISTRICT OFFICES PRESENT AND DISCUSS STATISTICS ON CASELOADS AND SERVICES FOR FY 1977. STATISTICS ARE PRESENTED FOR THE ENTIRE STATE AND FOR EACH DISTRICT ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES ACCEPTED, OTHER DEFENSE SERVICES PROVIDED, REIMBURSEMENTS RECEIVED FROM DEFENDANTS, DEFENDANT CHARACTERISTICS, TYPES OF CHARGES, DISPOSITION OF CHARGES, JUVENILE COURT CASELOADS, AND OTHER ASPECTS OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER SYSTEM'S ACTIVITIES. A BRIEF NARRATIVE ACCOMPANYING THE STATISTICS POINTS OUT THAT, OF ALL PUBLIC DEFENDER CLIENTS REPRESENTED DURING THE REPORT PERIOD, 15 PERCENT WERE INCARCERATED BY DISTRICT COURTS, 48 PERCENT BY CIRCUIT COURTS, AND 13 PERCENT BY JUVENILE COURTS; ALL OTHERS WERE RELEASED UNDER SOME FORM OF SUPERVISION OR AS A RESULT OF DIMISSALS OR FINDINGS OF INNOCENCE.
Index Term(s): Defender systems; Maryland; Public defenders
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