CARe is an access to justice program, which provides reasonable rate representation to those who do not financially qualify for a public defender, but would have qualified if the guidelines were a bit broader.
DENVER (PRWEB) May 24, 2018
Jennifer E. Longtin, founder of The Law Office of Jennifer E. Longtin, developed the CARe. Program, (Compassionate, Affordable Representation) in response to the lack of affordable representation in the community. “CARe is an access to justice program, which provides reasonable rate representation to those who do not financially qualify for a public defender, but would have qualified if the guidelines were a bit broader,” said Longtin, who was recently selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars.
This is an ongoing program offered through The Law Office of Jennifer E. Longtin. Interested parties are encouraged to bring up the program when they call so the firm can determine if they are eligible for the CARe rate prior to setting up a consultation.
The public defender system bases its guidelines on the federal poverty rate. “At The Law Office of Jennifer E. Longtin, we understand that the cost of living in Colorado, especially in the the Denver Metro Area, is much higher than this federal number,” concluded Longtin. “We have re-tooled the public defender criteria to include a cost of living increase, as well as provided extra criteria that the public defender’s office can’t consider, such as whether the source of someone’s income is partially, or entirely, from government assistance.”
Longtin is an attorney who is passionate about seeking justice for all people. She is a former public defender with experience in trial, negotiation, and appellate work.
About Jennifer E. Longtin, The Law Office of Jennifer E. Longtin
Jennifer E. Longtin has tried cases ranging from simple traffic offenses and DUIs to murder and complex sex offenses. Jennifer is dedicated to serving the mentally ill who are involved in the criminal justice system; she litigates issues of competency, sanity, and uses a client’s situation and history to find treatment alternatives to incarceration. Practice areas of The Law Office of Jennifer E. Longtin include Felony/Misdemeanor, Municipal Court, Mental Health Defense, Victim Representation, Juvenile Defense, DUI/ Traffic Violations, Sex Offenses, Appeals and Post-Conviction Remedies, Sentencing, Petition to Seal Records, Temporary and Permanent Restraining Orders and Sex Offender De-Registration. For more information, please call (303) 747-6898, or visit http://www.jlongtinlaw.com. The law office is located at 2401 S. Downing Street, Denver, CO 80210.
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