Federal Public Defender
fed·er·al pub·lic de·fend·er
When the federal courts hires an attorney for defendants unable to afford legal counsel. This program is administered in accordance with the Criminal Justice Act.
A Federal Public Defender represented the defendant because he could not afford to hire an attorney.
Synonyms: right to counsel, Public Defender
Deemed to be a serious crime, being convicted of a felony normally means at least one year in prison..
Armed robbery is a felony charge in Arizona and a conviction will result in prison time.
Synonyms:serious criminal offense
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