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Unformatted text preview: Attorneys Ethical Responsibility Attorneys Ethical Responsibility Ronda L. Brewer ADJ/235 July 7, 2011 George DeAngelis Attorneys Ethical Responsibility Attorneys Ethical Responsibility A person accused of any crime deserves to be defended by a lawyer under any circumstances. This means that the accused is actually guilty or only mistakenly charged. This is also regardless of whether the defending attorney is fully aware that the defendant is actually guilty of the crime charged against him or her. This is the basic moral ideal underlying the ethics of American Justice. In principle , what the attorney actually defends is not the person accused of the crime but the integrity of democracy and the justice system ' This system had been founded on the belief that it is better to allow several criminals to escape punishment than send one innocent individual to the gallows (Marshall , 2007 In the face of this judicial principle , even though Sy Kopath clearly murdered the victims , the justice system...
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