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Friday, January 24, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Judge: Mandate will cost county more money"

That is the headline to this snippet of a story by Sherri Morrrison (the rest is behind a paywall) in today's Rensselaer Republican. It reads:

JASPER COUNTY — An Indiana Supreme Court ruling on Dec. 31, 2013 now mandates an appointment of counsel in juvenile delinquency proceedings. The rule, which will be enacted in 2015, states that a juvenile charged with a delinquent act is entitled to be represented by counsel in accordance with Indiana Code Section 31-32-4-1.

Counsel for the child must be appointed at no expense to the family if the family does not hire their own attorney, regardless of income, according to Jasper County Circuit Court Judge John Potter.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 24, 2014 08:57 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts