The Role Of Ethics And Morals Throughout The Life Of A Defense Attorney

3384 Words Apr 21st, 2015 14 Pages
The paper is a description of what role ethics and morals play in the life of a Defense Attorney. While having to support his client a defense Attorney more often than not would have to prove the prosecution’s witness to be fake. The paper deals with the techniques that are followed by an Attorney to protect his client and it gives us an idea of the numerous strategies that he would have to adopt to prove his client in the right. Further, the paper is also a discussion upon facts as to whether an Attorney can purposely cross question a witness, and mislead the court just to prove his client not guilty. Here the main purpose of the argument starts with the fact whether a defense attorney is ethically right when he decides to purposely cross-examine the prosecutor’s witness just to mislead the court, when he knows that the witness is saying the truth, and does so only to discredit his answers.
From time immemorial lawyers have been condemned and thought of as conniving people. As early as the biblical times writers have been condemning lawyers. The great satirist, Jonathan Swift had in his book Gulliver’s Travels in 1726 stated that there was a society of men among us, bred up from their youth in the art of proving by words multiplied for the purpose that white is black and black is white, according as they are paid. To this society all rest of the people is slaves. It can be stated that the real reason to conduct “Cross Examination” is to find answers to questions of fact.…
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