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Responsibility and Role of Defense Attorneys

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Unlike the role of the prosecutor, defense attorneys are often considered enemies of the state and society. Defense attorneys are considered enemies of society because they represent defendants in criminal cases against government, society, and individuals. In order to be a defense attorney, one must possess high moral and ethical values that are true to themselves, the defendant, the court, and the victim.

Define and discuss the most challenging aspect of the defense attorney's role and why.

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Below I'll discuss what I personally feel is the most challenging aspect of the defense attorney's role and why.

There are four major aspects of the defense attorney's role: legal counsel to the client, arguing for legal innocence (not necessarily factual innocence), searching out violations of the defendants rights, and arguing for reduced penalties in some cases (Meyer & Grant, 2003, p. 144-145). Just a prosecutor, this is a volunteer position. Those who choose to serve as a defense attorney understand these different roles. As I review each role ...

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There are four major aspects of the defense attorney's role: legal counsel to the client, arguing for legal innocence (not necessarily factual innocence), searching out violations of the defendants rights, and arguing for reduced penalties in some cases (Meyer & Grant, 2003, p. 144-145).....

310 word essay with reference

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