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wow the d.a. gets to argue against funds for defense based on indigency

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by jlh2600, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. jlh2600

    jlh2600 Game Master

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    G.T. would murder me on the concrete if I specified this particular trial, but just in a vacuum I'm surprised D.A.'s even get a say in this. Guess it's like setting bail, but that doesn't affect how good of a defense someone gets.

    But I didn't even know you could do that. i thought if you're poor, you just get a public defender and that's it. But the government pays for your expert witnesses? That's great. Apparently you have to disclose your defense strategy to justify funds, & this lawyer doesn't want to. He just wants the funds based on "trust me" he actually said that l.o.l. the judge said I trust you, but that's irrelevant to my decision to give more funding (has to explain what it's used for & he won't do it).
     
  2. Stang_Man

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    I saw something like this a couple days ago regarding a high profile female who may or may not have murdered her own child.