COVID-19 v. Criminal Defendants
One of the most complex problems lawmakers must resolve during the COVID-19 pandemic is what to do about criminal defendants awaiting trial, especially when disruptions to courts’ standard operating procedures occur. Member John Rapp and summer law clerk Ben Bigham authored an article for the Kansas Bar Journal titled ‘Covid-19 v. Criminal Defendants’. We know that this past year has been full of challenges, but it has been especially hard for those criminal defendants awaiting trial. In this article, Mr. Rapp and Mr. Bigham cover the laws impacted by limiting court access, particularly those in the Sixth Amendment of our United States Constitution.
To read the article in its entirety, click here.
In the end, as we all adjust to our new normal it will be important to recognize the complications that it brings.
If you are in need of representation in a criminal matter, contact John Rapp at 316-267-2000.