Legal Aid Group Fights County for Unpaid Services

Felix Garza lost a day and a half of wages and drove six hours in order to be at the Val Verde County courthouse on Friday. It was at least the eighth time in five years he has made the trip only to learn there was no progress on his case. 

Garza, who is facing drug-related charges from a 2006 arrest, is one of 39 indigent defendants in Val Verde County who have been in legal limbo for years, caught in the crossfire of a feud between the county and their state-appointed lawyers. In the latest volley in the years-long ...

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