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Old 08-08-2017, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by missingdee View Post
Respectfully...While I will concede that my knowledge of Public Defenders offices outside of my area is narrow, and I will point out I specifically discussed Southern California area PDs while acknowledging that the same resources are probably not available elsewhere....I am not misinformed on the issue.

Also, if I understand Mario's case, he had a public defender and the public defender won a case involving an in-prison charge at trial, which is not an easy task even with a paid attorney.

Of course, the truth is that oftentimes a person with a lot of financial resources can afford to pay for not only a private attorney but for them to utilize more resources. So I will concede that someone who has the financial resources to pay for a better defense has a chance at a better outcome.

But to me that is more a general social issue than an issue of the Public Defender being bad.

I'll end my sidebar on the topic with this thought.....it is true that generally speaking a Public Defender has a larger caseload and, generally speaking, does not have the amount of resources that private attorneys have. In some jurisdictions PD roles are generally covered by private attorneys paid on a case-by-case basis who have cases assigned to them as the county does not want to fund a formal PD's office or lacks the resources to do so. But as I said....not all PD offices are created equal and there are some that are, in fact, quite good. I've seen it work.

Meant for our new know it all who knows nothing, not you, dee

Hey, asshat, if you have financial resources, you are not eligible for the PD. Didn't anybody ever tell you that? The financial affidavit to qualify for the PD is readily available at every PD office there is, and in most courtrooms.
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The original question that began this thread has been answered by the courts - he was found not guilty.

Soooooo, any further sniping about the relative qualities of assorted lawyers is done and over and unnecessary.
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