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RIGHTS OF ACCUSED - State-funded counsel - Choice of counsel

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 @ 6:00 AM  

Application by the accused to extend the time to appeal and appeal by the accused from the dismissal of his application for judicial review of the Legal Aid Board’s denial of his request for private counsel. The accused was charged with being an accessory after fact to murder. The Board rejected the accused’s appeal of the Legal Aid Commission’s decision refusing his request for private counsel, finding that the Legal Aid Act (Act) only permitted choice of counsel for the named offences of murder, manslaughter and...