Diverting and Reclassifying Misdemeanors Could Save $1 Billion Per Year: Reducing the Need for and Cost of Appointed Counsel
Robert C. Boruchowitz
Seattle University School of Law
December 1, 2010
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, December 2010
Reclassifying and diverting marijuana possession, driver's license suspension and other misdemeanors could save the indigent defense system as much as $1 billion per year, allowing overworked criminal defenders to devote time and resources to those charged with more serious crimes.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: diversion, reclassification, misdemeanors, defenders, driver license, costsAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: March 13, 2011
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