The mission of the Federal Defenders of Western North Carolina, Inc. is to provide high quality representation to indigent defendants. In achieving this mission, this program will endeavor to: (1) provide the highest quality of legal representation; (2) advance the effectiveness of the legal system through excellence in legal scholarship and through ongoing education and training of the criminal defense bar and the community; (3) foster and promote high standards and ideals engendered by the Bill of Rights and the Criminal Justice Act; and (4) see that justice is administered on a fair and equal basis.
Approved General CJA Application Re-application
The Supreme Court decided five criminal decisions today: In Evans v. Michigan, the Court (in an 8-1 opinion by Justice Sotomayor) resolved a circuit split regarding the Double Jeopardy clause. The Court’s prior precedents hold that procedural dismissals (based on things such as indictment errors) do not trigger double jeopardy protection, but substantive rulings generally do, [...]