Legal Aid For Accused Should Not Be For Namesake, Experienced Lawyers Should Be Provided For Conducting His Case

The State of Maharashtra vs Sheshrao S/o Sonaji Jadhav

Bombay HC, Aurangabad Bench

21/12/2017

CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 221 OF 2002

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Legal Aid For Accused Should Not Be For Namesake, Experienced Lawyers Should Be Provided For Conducting His Case!

 

It is therefore advisable that while appointing a lawyer at state expenses, the trial court should disclose in its order the length of practice of the advocate appointed and his/her experience in conducting the criminal cases, sessions cases or sessions of particular types and his opinion that in the situation he/she was the competent person to be appointed for the accused particularly in cases where there is likelihood of conviction for major offences...

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