New Utah law will equip each child in juvenile system with an attorney

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  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    April 7, 2019 1:06 p.m.

    One of the challenges is attorneys are known for trying to get their clients off the hook.

    What these attorneys should do is help their clients take full responsibilty for their actions and then make sure their sentences are reasonable.

  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    April 7, 2019 10:38 a.m.

    Re Conservative Common Tater
    Salt Lake City

    I agree with your astute comment

    “Now, if this newfound fondness for socialism could be carried over to "free healthcare" for all, that would be a good thing”

    I guess it depends on who is asking for the tax payers dollars

  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    April 7, 2019 9:48 a.m.

    Second try
    First one was overly speculative

    This sounds to me as the full employment act for attorneys.

    The current public defenders office is understaffed and a limited budget.

    Pray tell, where is the funding for all these new attorneys going to come from?

    In the wisdom of our legislature did they fund this new law?

    I am confused I thought the legislature wanted to get the government out of private business

  • ConservativeCommonTater Salt Lake City, UT
    April 7, 2019 9:27 a.m.

    with all of these comments about getting something for "FREE" it sounds like the people that are against socialism are now all for socialism.

    Now, if this newfound fondness for socialism could be carried over to "free healthcare" for all, that would be a good thing.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 6, 2019 8:24 p.m.

    How about an free attorney for the victim of each crime committed by a "child" who now has a free attorney.

    I wonder how many attorneys are actually "free" and how much this will end up costing taxpayers.

  • Latter-daySaintForever St. George, UT
    April 6, 2019 4:15 p.m.

    I think that this is a good idea. How about also giving an attorney to each child who has been sexually abused.