Jul 11, 2017
Californians found innocent will no longer have to reimburse the cost for court appointed counsel
Californians accused of a crime but found innocent will no longer have to reimburse for the cost of court appointed counsel, after Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 355 into law on July 10. This takes effect on January 1, 2018.
For more information on Senate Bill 355 and other proposed criminal justice bills, read this press release from Senators Mitchell and Lara:
First reform bill by Sens. Mitchell and Lara takes effect Jan. 1, 2018