Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Juveniles and Plea Bargaining

NPR has an interesting story about juvenile defendants lacking legal advice and often being urged to plead guilty.  From the beginning of the piece:
Everybody knows when you are accused of a crime, you get a lawyer. But in practice, that is not the case for thousands of kids. The Justice Department says about half the young people locked up in detention facilities never had an attorney. And now, a new report finds that even when juveniles do get legal advice, it often comes from lawyers who urge them to plead guilty.
Click here to listen to the entire NPR story. 

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