Scott Carpenter

WUOT, Matt Shafer Powell

If you’ve ever watched a cop show on TV, you’re probably familiar with the line in the Miranda Warning that guarantees an attorney for those defendants who can’t afford one. 

WUOT, Matt Shafer Powell

Every week, the Knox County Public Defender’s Office resolves close to 400 criminal charges against defendants too poor to pay for an attorney.   In Part One of our two-part series "Justice For All", WUOT's Matt Shafer Powell follows one of those Public Defense Attorneys as he works to resolve ten criminal cases in just three hours...