A federal judge Wednesday ordered Galveston County to provide court-appointed attorneys to arrestees during their earliest appearances in the judicial system.

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Gary Miller

Big surprise, lawyers trying to increase legal fees. Bail and lawyer is an expense criminals should bear, not taxpayers or court systems. If bail or lawyer costs too much then don't do the crime.

Bailey Jones

Because we all know that everyone arrested is guilty, and jail is for suckers who can't afford a lawyer.

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