CJA/316 Wk 3 Discussion.
Wk 3 Discussion/Learning Activity – Public vs. Private Counsel.
Everyone accused of a crime is guaranteed the right to counsel. If they cannot afford to hire private counsel, they are assigned a public defender who cannot refuse representation.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
- Does hiring a private attorney provide an unfair advantage in the judicial process? Why or why not? Provide some specific examples.
- If everyone accused of a crime could only be represented by public defenders, would this reduce disparity in trial representation and outcome? Explain your answer.
- What changes to representation could create a more balanced judicial process?