Michael L. Stout Law

Colette Tvedt

Colette Tvedt

Passionate public defender

“Success to me is seeing someone be given the services, sitting with them, seeing them, not just walking past them . . . “

“Sixty years ago Robert F. Kennedy described the bail system as a cruel and illogical institution. Why are we still putting bail on indigent defendants for minor infractions?”

“When Colette Tvedt, white privileged woman, is pulled over for speeding? ‘Oh, ma’am, you know you did bad?’ but if I’m a Black mother I’m terrified if my son is pulled over. That’s a matter of life and death.”

Recorded on September 31, 2023