Separate Counsel Cases

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Separate counsel is advisable in all cases where the defendants could have differing interests leading to a conflict of interest for the lawyer. For example, in a case of two defendants charged with a crime where either has an opportunity for an individual plea deal in exchange for providing testimony against each other, a single lawyer would be unable to provide both clients with effective assistance. In such a case, the advocate would be unable to provide the best possible advice to his clients because of the inherent conflict of interest arising from a lost win scenario of the plea deal (Hall, 2015). However, if each individual had their respective lawyer or attorney then their lawyer would be able to provide them him with full attention
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