Blog Posts in March, 2016

  • Felony Defendants Petition for Release After Months of Incarceration Without Lawyers

    Seven criminal defendants, including armed robbery suspects, an alleged rapist, and an accused murderer, have requested a New Orleans judge release them from custody since they have been incarcerated for months awaiting representation from public defenders, thereby violating their constitutional rights. Defenders assigned to the defendants from the cash-poor Orleans Public Defenders (OPD) office ...
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