Thursday, March 27, 2008

New York State Infringes The Right To A Public Defense

From the NYCLU:

If you are accused of a crime and cannot afford an attorney, you have the right to be provided meaningful and effective counsel.

It is a right that New Yorkers take for granted.

It is a right denied to hundreds of New Yorkers every day.

It is a right that all New Yorkers have the right to a spirited public defense. It is a travesty that those that can not afford an attorney do not have a fair defense.