...Delinquency Matters
......Legal Representation
6 Cards On This Topic:
  • Responsibilities of children's counsel in delinquency proceedings.
  • When M, earlier represented by conflict atty and declared court ward, is charged in a subsequent petition, PD must re-evaluate M's situation and offer representation if the conflict no longer exists.
  • Error to deny new jurisdictional hearing where public defender's performance was deficient and amounted to ineffective assistance.
  • Counsel not ineffective for not moving to suppress evidence found after police knock-and-announce violation where USSC held such violation does not justify application of exclusionary rule.
  • M denied effective assistance by atty's failure to appeal from judgment; this prejudicial as court erred in denying motion to dismiss where insufficient evidence to sustain petition at close of DA's case.
  • Legal representation in dependency and termination cases.