Defense Attorney Struggles with Low Trial Wages, Considers Withdrawing from YSL Case

Atlanta, Georgia – A year-long trial has left attorneys appointed to the case struggling financially and considering withdrawal. The trial involves Rodalius Ryan, who is already serving a life sentence for an unrelated murder case. Defense attorney, D’Williams, expressed frustration, saying, “Nobody wants to hire an attorney who’s been in trial for a year.” The trial is currently on a break until Tuesday. Last year, the appointed attorneys sought additional pay from the Georgia Public Defender Council (GPDC) due to the low wages they were receiving, which amounted to $15,000 for the duration of the … Read more