Ethics and Morals As A Defense Attorney


The paper is a description of what role ethics and morals play in the life of a Defense Attorney. While having to support his client a defense Attorney more often than not would have to prove the prosecution's witness to be fake. The paper deals with the techniques that are followed by an Attorney to protect his client and it gives us an idea of the numerous strategies that he would have to adopt to prove his client in the right. Further, the paper is also a discussion upon facts as to whether an Attorney can purposely cross question a witness, and mislead the court just to prove his client not guilty. Here the main purpose of the ...

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that there was a society of men among us, bred up from their youth in the art of proving by words multiplied for the purpose that white is black and black is white, according as they are paid. To this society all rest of the people is slaves. It can be stated that the real reason to conduct "Cross Examination" is to find answers to questions of fact. This can be stated to be the stage in a trial where the other party questions witnesses. The main reason to conduct cross-examination could be to find out facts that would turn out to be favorable for the case, to challenge the statements given by the witness. A counsel usually conducts cross-examination but the accused person can also conduct his defense by himself.

A Defense Attorney's position can be said to be the most tedious one, as he faces a lot of challenging facets in his job that need to be accomplished by him. It is worth noticing that when he a client approaches a attorney and the attorney accepts his case, he ...

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is also attacked and they go to the extent to prove that the person as such is not to be believed. And old criminal records are also dug up just to hold as proof against the witness.

In a case of Setz-Dempsey (Criminal Justice Act 1988), the witness was produced in court, but the attorney proved that due to mental illness, was not able to recall the events clearly. Hence the previous statement that the witness had made to the police could no longer be used. Here, putting leading questions to the witness produced Distortion and hence asking unconnected questions induced confusion. By cross-examination the defense at times puts the witness in a state of stress too. In a Stretton ...

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Added: 12/23/2015 05:01:06 AM
Category: Legal Issues
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