As Maryland faces a court-ordered deadline to begin providing defendants in criminal cases with a lawyer at every bail hearing, Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday ordered that a panel study pretrial reform.
Maryland’s district courts are hoping to find attorneys willing to represent poor defendants at bail review hearings.
The Senate president says Baltimore City should find its own solution to the requirement of staffing bail hearings with defense lawyers. He says the problem doesn’t concern the rest of Maryland.
Maryland’s highest court says courts statewide won’t have to guarantee a lawyer at every bail hearing until June at the earliest.
Maryland’s judiciary is proposing that court commissioners should set bail for criminal defendants only on weekends and holidays.
Maryland’s highest court says it won’t stay its ruling that poor defendants are entitled to have an attorney present at bail hearings.
Maryland’s highest court has approved rules to help make sure defendants have an attorney at initial bail bearings, but implementation has been delayed.
Maryland’s highest court has again ruled that poor defendants are entitled to have an attorney present at bail hearings.
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Measures advanced in both the House and Senate Tuesday that would repeal a Maryland law requiring that poor defendants have a public defender present when district court commissioners are setting their bail.
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