cjs week 3 day 7 - prosecutor’s duty to prove that the...

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The role and duties of the defense counsel are quite simply said but very hard to do. The defense counsel is to advise the accused of their options and give them the choice on how they want to plead. However, the defense counsel can give their opinion on a case and what they think the accused should do. They then need to defend the accused in court. They also have the option to call witness or not if the case needs it. The role and duties of the prosecutor is a little harder to explain. It is the prosecutor’s job to make sure the victim gets restitution for the crime that was committed against them. Restitution comes in many forms from money all the way to the death penalty. It is also the
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Unformatted text preview: prosecutor’s duty to prove that the evidence that was gathered by the police is valid. This evidence can then be used in the court case to verify that the defendant had indeed committed the crime. The defense counsel and the prosecutor’s are similar because both are trying to protect their clients. However, the prosecutor must tell the truth where as the defense counsel is trying to usually manipulate the situation. If the prosecutor thinks the defendant is innocent they must relay this information to the court. However, if the defense counsel knows their client is guilty they can hide this information to help prove their clients innocents....
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2010 for the course CJS AAAF0PR0P7 taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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