Utah County Commission signs contract with Public Defender Association, increases budget by 13%

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In its Wednesday meeting, the Utah County Commission signed an agreement with the Utah County Public Defender Association to have the association continue to provide legal defense for Utahns who can’t afford to hire their own counsel.

The county’s contract with the defender association, which represents defendants in the majority of criminal cases prosecuted in the county, had expired at the end of 2019. On Monday, the commission and the defender association entered a temporary agreement that would provide the association with county funds until the end of March.

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