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Plan for Chesterfield public defender office advances (access required)

A Senate committee has approved a proposal to spend $3 million to establish a public defender’s office for Chesterfield County. Sponsor Sen. Joe Morrissey made a pitch for the plan Jan. 25 before the Senate Judiciary Committee, listing four “essential reasons” for a public defender office: Specialization – Morrissey said public defenders are highly specialized and ...