D.N. v. K.M.


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Indigents mounting a defense or presenting allegations of domestic violence are not entitled to appointed counsel.

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    I‘m confused. If loss of driving privileges is a "consequence of magnitude", wouldn‘t loss of firearm privileges be the same? Pursuant to the Lautenberg Amendment, if an indigent defendant was accused of committing assault and harassment as D.N was in this case, he or she would not be eligible to seek or maintain employment in the military, law enforcement or security fields. And regardless of how anybody feels about the subject, it is a constitutional right.

    Also, how is an injustice okay if it costs the defendant $749, but an injustice that costs $750 is not ok? It‘s still an injustice, no?

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