As America celebrates its freedom today, it is not lost on me, as I appear for bail hearings, how important it is to be the accused before a magistrate. And to have that accused represented by counsel. In the years of being ruled by a monarchy, citizens languished in Colonial jails for months without being charged, and many, even after being charged, were not afforded, counsel.
I am proud to say I was a member of a team of shareholders that radically altered how services are rendered to the accused. In Oakland County MI, there is an attorney and magistrate available 365 days a year.
This is what expedient due process looks like!