Archive for December 23rd, 2016

The Fractured Right to Counsel

posted by Judge_Burke @ 15:30 PM
December 23, 2016

If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you.

Fifty years after a landmark Supreme Court decision established that children have a right to a lawyer in juvenile court, this is a “right” in name only, argue two Justice Department attorneys. Too often children waive their right to a lawyer because none is readily available, because to wait means additional court dates, and “sometimes just because they wanted to go home.”

The Washington Post