Superior Court uses pandemic funds for shortage of public defenders

The Superior Court of Fulton County is using COVID-19 relief money to cope with its share of a statewide shortage of public defenders in multi-defendant cases.

“I’m proud of the fact that we’ve been able to roll this out in relatively quick succession and I appreciate the County being willing to fund it…” said former Chief Judge Christopher Brasher, calling the effort important to providing justice and addressing a pandemic case backlog.

Indigent defendants in criminal cases are entitled to a free attorney typically provided through a public defender’s office. But the situation gets complicated in cases with multiple defendants...Read Full Article HERE