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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

Abstract:     
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.

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Keywords: diversion, reclassification, misdemeanors, defenders, driver license, costs

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Date posted: March 13, 2011  

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Boruchowitz, Robert C., Diverting and Reclassifying Misdemeanors Could Save $1 Billion Per Year: Reducing the Need for and Cost of Appointed Counsel (December 1, 2010). American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, December 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1783057

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Robert C. Boruchowitz (Contact Author)
Seattle University School of Law ( email )
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA n/a 98122-1090
United States

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