PDs and Private Lawyers: More Interplay


Those who are released on bail [I think Hartley and his colleagues mean “released on recognizance”] and represented by a private attorney are twice as [they got it right this time] likely to be incarcerated as those released on bail [again, “recognizance”] but being represented by the public defender.

This is an interesting fact.

Recall what I’ve written about the plight of the working poor. Is it possible that those released on their own recognizance and hiring lawyers get a worse result because they are forced to hire a class of lawyer that is not representative of the private bar in general?


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