Criminal Justice And Defense Counsel

1181 Words5 Pages
Term Paper #2 A defendant has right to appoint an attorney. In court, two types of attorney are present such as prosecutor and defense. Prosecutor represents the government and defense represents the defendant. A defense attorney performs various tasks to represent his or her client. Three concerns when becoming a defense attorney: responsibility of defense counsel, types of client may encounter, and emotional factors could affect your work ability. Question #1: Responsibility of Defense Counsel The defense counsel serve as a counselor to ensure the constitutional and other legal rights of their clients are protected. In other words, the defense counsel advocates the defendant’s cause (Lippman, 2014). The attorney must be…show more content…
Defense attorney ensure awareness that the court should be concerned with preserving due process protection of the Constitution (Klein). The client is the primary obligation. Defense counsel should strive to eliminate implicit biases and "act to mitigate any improper bias or prejudice when credibly informed that it exists within the scope of defense counsel’s authority." (American Bar Association) It is important to detect, investigate, and eliminate any improper biases in the attorney’s work. Question #2: Types of Client Abner Louima is a 30-year-old married man with one child. He worked as a security guard in a water and sewage plant in Flatlands, Brooklyn. Louima visted Club Rendez-Vous, nightclub in East Flatbush. Louima and several other men inerced in a fight between two women. Police officers from 70th Precinct were called and dispatched to the scene. The responding patrol officers are Justin Volpe, Charles Schwarz, Thomas Bruder, and Thomas Wiese. In the fight, Volpe was punched and identified Louima as his assailant.Volpe arrested Louima for disorderly conduct, obstructing government administration, and resisting arrest. However, Volpe later admitted to mistaken Louima as his assailant. On the way taking Louima to the station, the arresting officers beat Louima with their fists, nightsticks, and hand-held police. At the
Open Document