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Indigent defendants

DENVER — The Colorado Supreme Court ruled a county court improperly determined a defendant with no income or assets — but who lives rent-free with his parents who pay all of his expenses — was not entitled to a public defender. Income from members of a defendant’s household should not be considered when making an indigency determination if that income is unavailable to the defendant, the state’s high court ruled.

Read the opinion here.

Categories / Appeals, Briefs, Civil Rights, Criminal

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