Michigan Indigent Defense Law Signed by Snyder

The failure to provide constitutionally guaranteed right to effective counsel to those who cannot afford their own attorney, is a major contributor resulting in wrongful convictions in this country. Michigan has been near the bottom. However, July 1st Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law what is commonly known as the Indigent  Defense Law. It is viewed by many as a sweeping upgrade of Michigan's approach to provide constitutionally guaranteed right to counsel and to insure that it is effective counsel.

Analysis to come, but in the mean time, if you want to download the bill and read it for yourself, see below!  

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