Welcome back! This week we’re bringing attention to an update on our “Materials” page, a new tip, a fellowship opportunity, and training announcements. Tip of the Week – Was Your Client’s Parent Present? Any juvenile under the age of 16 must have a parent present for any in-custody interview. Any statement made without the parent’s presence is not admissible into evidence (§7B-2101(b)). Remember – “in-custody” is an objective test and uses the “reasonable juvenile” standard!
Happy First Friday! This week in addition to our new tip and training reminders, we want to bring attention to a blog post about Raise the Age from the School of Government and a new addition to our sidebar here on the website (if you haven’t already noticed!). Also, for those juvenile defense attorneys who are currently not on our listserv, please contact Marcus Thompson so that you can be added and get all of the latest updates on our resources, upcoming training, and more
We are pleased to announce a new course offering from the School of Government, Higher-Level Felony Defense, Part 1. As the name implies, the purpose of the course is to prepare attorneys to handle more serious felony cases at the trial level. The course will take place over two sessions, with the first part taking place April 9-10 at the School of Government. The first session will offer 9 hours of CLE credit including 1 hour of ethics credit. Part II will take place in late
This week we’ve been promoting some great new resources and opportunities, and continuing our momentum from the past few days, we just want to rehash a few things and introduce some other good nuggets for you all: NCCRED Wants YOU here. New Resources The North Carolina Office of Indigent Defense Services (IDS) is excited to announce a new resource for counsel representing appointed clients. As you know, the Supreme Court held in Padilla v. Kentucky, 559 U.S. 356 (2010), that
You meet your new client for the first time for the first detention hearing as the child was detained on a low-level felony or misdemeanor. The recommendation is for the child to be released on an electronic monitor. Your client hears that and says that he/she is willing to get out of detention on an “ankle bracelet.” The short-term victory is your client is happy because he/she got released and you look like the great lawyer who walked into court and got your client relea