Essay The Lincoln Lawyer

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Mickey Haller is a criminal defense lawyer, who knows how to play all the angles to lessen the charges or to help get his clients off. He runs his business out a 4 Lincoln town cars, (pg. 16). Earl Briggs is Mickey’s driver, who is paying off his debt, for a reduced sentence, (pg.16). Mickey clients are usually gang members, drug dealers, prostitutes and people who lead corruptive lives. Mickey does his best for his clients, by making sure they know their rights. He is their advocate and advisor. He will find loop holes and technicalities, in which to prove his client’s innocence. He also at times retains information, prematurely, to discover the angles of the prosecutors or those testifying on behalf of the victims.
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The guilty need to be represented, it is their right. Mickey is an exceptional defense lawyer and knows the law incredibly well and knows how to create enough doubt when necessary, because of this ability, it worked well for those in need of his services, as well as providing financial means for himself. The more I read this book, the more I realized that Mickey is good at his job as a defense lawyer and it is up to the prosecutor, to make his/her case and protect their victims.
Mickey refers to “There is no client as scary as an innocent man,” (pg.402). In my opinion Mickey feels that he is so good at finding loop holes and technicalities, that he wonders if he can actually recognize someone who may be innocent. He believes that as a defense lawyer, he has no room for making any mistakes. He is afraid he will not recognize the innocence versus the evil, (pg. 231). Therefore representing someone who is innocent such as Jesus Menendez was, would be scarier than representing someone who is not, because he must recognize the innocent, when his world consists of manipulation, reorganization and negotiation. Mickey believes that the justice system is more about power, control and money, through the manipulation and negotiation process that goes on in court, through the representation of each side.
In the beginning Louis Roulet appears to trust and depend on Mickey’s expertise of the law and

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