It's good news for criminals, though. It's going to be easier for them to beat their charges. Fewer attorneys working the cases will mean more deals and more dismissals. Prosecutors already rely on deals in order to clear the system of cases, and it appears they're going to have to do it even more. Even for cases they want to prosecute, they can't move forward if they don't have time to prepare. There's no way they can follow through on every case that warrants attention.
I'm not trying to be alarmist. They're not setting murderers free. But if you're facing charges like petty theft, drugs, etc., the system might not have time for you. If you get a good attorney, there's a good chance they can make it go away. This already happens, to an extent, but it's going to happen a lot more if we lose these attorneys.
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