The Florida Legislature is expected to vote today on a measure that would establish separate public defender offices around the state to represent poor criminal defendants whom the existing public defenders can’t represent due to conflicts of interest.
The bipartisan measure, which was crafted by the Senate Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations committee, would establish a new office of criminal conflict and civil regional counsel in each of the five Florida appellate districts to handle these conflict cases.
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