Public Defender, good or bad? Would you want one?


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Zack -  Mr. GenXer Profile

I'm dead as poop x2 becuase I'm also black.

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otis campbell
otis campbell commented
Yes zack their is discrimination in the court system. I suggest u vote and complain to state and federal law makers eventually it will change
DDX Project Profile
DDX Project answered

I don't get the bad wrap on public defenders. I know for a fact that getting a PD job is pretty competitive at least in major parts of the country. It's not a fallback for shitty graduates. It also takes a certain mentality knowing that you're going to be representing murders, rapists, and people who are more than likely guilty. A lot of lawyers wouldn't want anything to do with that. Long days, low pay, and none of the glamour of being a lawyer yet these people are willing to do it.

Or people could always represent themselves. There are things called libraries.

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otis campbell
otis campbell commented
Well i have been thrue the justice system here in tx explain to me how my ex wife say i assaulted her no police report no medical records just go to the d.a.s office and file and im arrested
DDX Project
DDX Project commented
Texas justice system. Anyway, how does that have anything to do with public defenders representing you in court? You weren't even in court yet.
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otis campbell answered

Public defenders are a joke.  They would throw their mother out of a train.  You better have a atty

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Charles Davis
Charles Davis commented
In the state of Wisconsin, they have a statute that you can request the courts to assign you an attorney at a super reduced rate. They then assign you one from around the area, and not a public defender. If you cannot afford even the reduced rate they then assign you a PD.
otis campbell
otis campbell commented
No way would tx have that

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