Yolo County’s Public Defender there for those in need

Yolo County’s Public Defender there for those in need – By BETH GABORCreated: 04/26/2011 02:31:27 AM PDT In the landmark 1963 case of Gideon v. Wainwright, the U.S. Supreme Court interpreted the Constitution and held that a fundamental and essential prerequisite to a fair criminal justice system is the right to be defended by competent and effective lawyers. The court stated, “… reason and reflection require us to recognize that in our adversary system of criminal justice, any person haled into court, who is too poor to hire a lawyer, cannot be assured a fair trial unless counsel is provided for him. This seems to us to be an obvious truth.”  [continued…] http://www.dailydemocrat.com/guestopinions/ci_17929522

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Yolo County’s Public Defender there for those in need