If you’re out of money and you’re arrested. You know you have constitutional rights, but what do you do? To make sure that our constitutional obligations are met to the citizens of the country we provide public defenders public defenders are people who are appointed by the court to defend your innocence because our system of government assumes that someone is innocent until proven guilty.
There are some problems with that system; however, like how do you fund it, what is fair and equitable, what are the standards of the people that provide that defense. It’s a complicated issue but it’s one that we are going to tackle today on the county seat.