Opinion No. 1986-496

Doug Wood

Attorney General of Arkansas — Opinion
October 16, 1986

STEVE CLARK, Attorney General

The Honorable Doug Wood State Representative 215 North Claremont Sherwood, AR 72116

Dear Representative Wood:

This is in response to your inquiry as to whether a city attorney who appears as prosecutor can also be appointed a public defender in the same municipal court.

As previously mentioned, Ark. Stat. Ann. 43-3306(c) would prohibit this relationship. In addition, such practice could lead to a due process challenge.

The foregoing opinion, which I hereby approve, was prepared by Chief Deputy Attorney General Rodney Parham.