Guest Your Turn by: Alex Kintner, Mulligan Epstein Attorneys
As the trial and subsequent sentencing of Douglas Edwards draws to a close, our community owes a thanks to Mr. Ken Hatcher, the Public Defender who represented Mr. Edwards.
One of the most important principles of our great country is that everyone who is accused of a criminal offense be afforded zealous advocacy, no matter their financial ability nor the crime with which they are charged.
Attorney Hatcher, and the New Hanover County Public Defender's Office, met this great responsibility on behalf of not only the Defendant in this matter but for us as a community. In doing so, they upheld the principles and rights that we all enjoy as Americans.
As an attorney here in Southeastern North Carolina, and as a proud member of this community, thank you.