Appeals Court Sides with Ohio University Student

By: Brooke Thibodaux Email
By: Brooke Thibodaux Email

An appeals court sides with an Ohio University student in her request for a public defender. Both agree her parent's income shouldn't be a factor.
The Fourth District Court of Appeals overturns a previous judge's ruling that student Kelly Kasler doesn't qualify for legal aid, saying she's financially dependent on her parents, whose own income is $100,000.
The Ohio Public Defender's Office argued that Kasler's parents, who are refusing to pay for an attorney, have no legal obligation to support her.
Kasler was arrested during an annual Halloween celebration in Athens last year.

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