The defense attorney has a critical role in law

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The defense attorney has a critical role in law. This is the person that defends you when you are accused of committing a crime that is punishable by law. There could be criminal charges that are severe and you need this type of lawyer to be on your side and have all charges dismissed or a lesser sentence handed out. He or she will make you aware of what can happen in court related to your case before you go to trial or before a judge. What does a criminal defense attorney do? The answer to that is, a lot. They will fight for your defense because he or she believes in your innocence and constitutional rights, no matter what you have done. If you were charged with a serious crime in the past, but today you are sleeping in your own soft bed and not on a concrete slab, you have your criminal defense attorney
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Unformatted text preview: to thank for you being free, and that’s all anyone needs to know. (unknown, 2005) The first thing that must be understood is that the duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict. It is crucial that his obligation is to protect the innocent as well as to convict the guilty, to guard the rights of the accused as well as to enforce the rights of the public. The prosecutor should have the most knowledge of the work of the police in the investigation of crimes and in the enforcement of law. The prosecutor has tremendous amount of desecration as to what charges will be brought against an accused person or whether to even dismiss charges based on lack of evidence. (unknown, First 1500 characters of The Role of the Prosecutor:, 2007)...
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This note was uploaded on 08/09/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Fayeking during the Spring '08 term at Adelphi.

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