This fact sheet highlights the importance of one’s right to counsel as they navigate through a drug court program. The role of defense counsel in drug court is complicated, multi-faceted, and unique from the other drug court team staff members. The most effective defense counsel are those who can advocate for drug court while protecting the constitutional rights of their clients, maintaining ethical standards, and developing the trust of their clients. The document also provides information on a defense counsel’s role in this unique court setting, confidentiality, and the key components to effective counsel.
The Role of Defense Counsel in Drug Courts
by wpengine / Thursday, 08 June 2017 / Published in Uncategorized