Why and how much motivated is a public defender to get the lowest possible sentence or charge ?
what motivates them? they have a secure job working for the state and really how motivated are they to get the least or lowest possible charge for their client? please explain. btw, are you in the UK or US? Thanks for your answers! why and how is paying an attorney suppose to be better?
Asked By: :) - 2/4/2009
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Flat rate = the less time (no matter what the charge/sentence) the higher the wage... More
Answered By: jim s - 2/4/2009
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not motivated at all. they public defender has lunch with the DA
Answered By: PhoSho™ - 2/4/2009
A lawyer, any lawyer, regardless of pay, is ethically bound to zealously represent the interests of his client. Those that do not do so, for any reason at all, soon find themselves unemployed.
Answered By: laughter_every_day - 2/4/2009
Average. Meaning they will defend each client with the same strength. The main problem is inexperience though, as many come straight from law school or have little previous experience in the court (as assistants, etc). But some really try hard to do their best in order to advance and hopefully get a corporate job or an... More
Answered By: jarynth2 - 2/4/2009
They are motivated, hopefully, by the concept that all accused deserve the most rigorous defence possible. This, not the pay, is what motivates most to get into criminal defence... More
Answered By: elysialaw - 2/4/2009
they're going to do they best they can becuase a high win rate, (for them) always looks good when they're ready to leave. But most, (not all,) are overworked with too many clients and leave as soon as they feel they're win rate is high enough. So the really good ones are in Private Practice.
Answered By: thisisonlyatest - 2/4/2009
In the UK a defence barrister motivation is the defence of his client that being to avoid if on trial his client being found guilty and should that happen or his client pleads guilty to offer the best possible mitigation to either avoid a custodial sentence or to minimise the amount of time awarded by the judge. A... More
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