Could you be a criminal defense attorney?

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  1. Gunslinger

    Gunslinger Well-Known Member

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    Could you be a defense attorney and possibly represent some scumbag or repeat offender even if you knew they were guilty, a danger to society but sure they were getting a fair trial?
     
  2. ChuckZ

    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    sure
     
  3. Scott

    Scott Masshole Staff Member

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    Nope. I'd purposely bungle the case so the shitbag would go to jail. I would be a complete failure.
     
  4. jackie the jerk

    jackie the jerk Not Mexican VIP

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    How much is the pay?
     
  5. LonghornJ

    LonghornJ VIP Extreme Gold

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    I don't think so.
     
  6. Ridic Too2

    Ridic Too2 New Member Banned User

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    I'd defend someone who raped my mom if it paid enough.
     
  7. Scott

    Scott Masshole Staff Member

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    Good to know.
     
  8. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

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    no, i have morals.
     
  9. beatlejaws

    beatlejaws nowhere poster

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    John Adams defended the British troops involved in the Boston Massacre and they were found not guilty.
     
  10. Reggae Mistress

    Reggae Mistress Old Catcher's Mitt

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    Nope
     
  11. Beer Can Cock

    Beer Can Cock Well-Known Member

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    I was on a jury of a guy that was banging his 14 year old step daughter.

    The public defender knew we were not buying there bullshit and made a wild closing speech calling the child a hot piece of ass among other things.
     
  12. jackie the jerk

    jackie the jerk Not Mexican VIP

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    Any pics Viper?
     
  13. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    Not for me.
     
  14. Ridic Too2

    Ridic Too2 New Member Banned User

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    If a defense attorney knows for a fact someone is guilty don't they have legal obligation to ensure they acquitted? :dontknow:
     
  15. LonghornJ

    LonghornJ VIP Extreme Gold

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    It's complete bullshit... the DA's spend a couple years low salary in the trenches nailing DUI's to the wall and then flip private and wink at the judges.
     
  16. Ridic Too2

    Ridic Too2 New Member Banned User

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    They should have arrested the girl for seducing her step dad. :grad:
     
  17. Daveindiego

    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    This thread was so important to you that you had to start it from your phone? :scratch:

    Here is an answer...go fuck yourself, faggit. :c
     
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    Shine 2012 rookie of the year VIP

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    Only if I limited myself to drug kingpins and mafia bosses.
    Good money there.
     
  20. Gunslinger

    Gunslinger Well-Known Member

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    The profession has been bastardized by greedy scumbags with no moral compass. Everyone deserves a fair trial and needs to be proven guilty but how the fuck can someone knowingly try their best to put a rapist, pedo or violent criminal back on the streets with their own family for a payday.


    Sick how some go out of their way not just to defend their client but to make an innocent person out as guilty even when they know it's bullshit.