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In what way is the justice and efficacy of the legal system affected if an attorney not experienced in criminal law or a special arena of criminal law pertinent to the particular case, such as sex crimes, is appointed to represent a criminal defendant?

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The justice and efficacy of the legal system is adversely affected if an attorney not experienced in criminal law or a special arena of criminal law relevant to a particular case such as sex crimes is appointed to represents a criminal defendant. If an attorney not experienced in criminal law or a special arena of criminal law is the defense attorney he has poor cross examination skills and fails to establish a strong defense. Often an attorney not experienced in criminal law or a special arena of criminal law does not adequately review and interpret evidence such as the DNA samples and fingerprints. Further, an inexperienced attorney in criminal law or a special arena of criminal law often seeks to close the case fast forcing a plea bargain. This is unfair to the defendant. An an attorney not ...

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This solution explains how an inexperience attorney in a specific area of criminal law can adversely affect the efficacy of the legal system. The sources used are also included in the solution.

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