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wildpig777 Dec 12, 2012
I'M VER ANGRY AND UPSET BOUT THIS-- mIKE nIFONG FOR KING OF NORTH CAROLINA.
thinkb4youspeak Dec 11, 2012
@tatermommy- A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing. 1st, there is a constitutional right to counsel, so you're wasting time by complaining. Secondly, not sure what courtrooms you've been to, but many people are turned down for public defenders who have no means to actually afford an attorney. Lastly, if the person is placed on probation the "fee" is collected over the course of probation. If they are given an active sentence, it turns into a civil judgment and the state will garnish tax refunds or any other funds they can get their hands on to collect.
tatermommy52 Dec 11, 2012
The public defender program: Defendants fill out an unchecked application and are almost never turned down. If found guilty they are charged a fee that is a civil judgement and is not repaid.
Published: 2007-10-05 09:38:00
Updated: 2015-01-14 14:37:58