Public Advocacy Officials Could Drop Cases

It appears state cuts will cause the charges against hundreds of people to be dropped .

Public advocacy officials in Bell County say there are an increasing number of drug cases and they're required by law to represent everyone who can't get their own attorney.

State lawmakers cut their funds. So they say they'll soon have to start dismissing hundreds of less serious cases.

Public advocacy officials say public defenders across eastern Kentucky will also soon have to make adjustments but it appears no attorneys will lose their jobs as once thought.


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  • by john Location: london ky on May 25, 2008 at 02:24 PM
    does that just mean bell county or other countys to like clay laurel leslie etc.?and did they change the dept.of correctionls time frame from 60-65% to 15% I am askin does the state prisoners only have to do 15% of there sentenceing time? please email back with any info. thank you
  • by Bill on May 23, 2008 at 05:07 AM
    For goodness sake,its wonderfull.turn our people loose. Let our people go free.Lock up the lawyers,and judges.The real crooks in our state.

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