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Early Representation by Defense Counsel in Shelby County, Tennessee 1982-1983: Final Report (NCJ 95725)

This is the report from one site that was involved in a larger field test which investigated the impact of an early representation program that provided the services of the public defender to defendants as early in the adjudication as possible. It concludes that normal services were enhanced by early investigation and early plea negotiation on the management and services delivered by the public defenders office,and on the attorney-client relationship and the criminal justice system.
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Steven E. Weitzman (Office of the Public Defender of Shelby County)
Updated October 20, 2014