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What is the Criminal Justice Act?

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The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees an accused the right to representation by counsel in serious criminal prosecutions. Enacted in 1964, the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) establishes a comprehensive system for appointing and compensating legal representation for accused persons who are financially unable to retain counsel in federal criminal proceedings.

Link to: Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Guidelines

To find out who is on Iowa Northern's CJA Panel, please contact the CJA Panel Administrator:
Cedar Rapids (319) 286-2300
Sioux City (712) 233-3900
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