H.R.568: Status of the Sixth Amendment Act of 2019

Overview

H.R. 568 would require states to report to the Department of Justice the number of individuals, including juveniles, being processed through the criminal justice system without legal representation. An estimated one in every four people charged with a misdemeanor and facing the possibility of a jail sentence is not represented by a lawyer.

Source

Our Stance

Support

Priority

High

Bill Number

H.R.568

Date Introduced

January 15, 2019

Committee

House Judiciary Committee

Bill Status

Introduced or Prefiled