I used to get asked all the time, ‘How can you defend people that you know are guilty?‘ This is not the point, we all have a right to and deserve a vigorous defense. If all parts of the machine are doing their job correctly, the right thing will happen. That being said, boy was there never a dull moment in indigent defense work.
I love these, trust me people this is not fantasy, these are probably transcripts.
Just remember we should judge a justice system on how it treats not our best and brightest, but the least among us.
Numerius, the governor of Narbonensis, was on public trial in Rome for the crime of embezzlement.
Numerius contented himself with denying his guilt, as there was not sufficient proof against him.
His adversary, Delphidius, a passionate man, seeing that the failure of the accusation was inevitable, could not restrain himself, and exclaimed, “Oh, illustrious Caesar! If it is sufficient to deny, what hereafter will become of the guilty?” to which Julian replied, “If it suffices to accuse, what will become of the innocent?”
Thanks to BigLawInvestor for this one as well;
2 thoughts on “The Art of Criminal Defense”
I almost fell out of my chair with that first video.
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I rewatch it every year or so, always makes me laugh.