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CategoryRole of Defense Lawyers

The Role of Criminal Defense Lawyers… and the importance of our safety!

When the opportunity arises, the trial judge may want to educate the public on the important role of defense counsel in a criminal case and inform them that the Sixth Amendment affords the right to counsel to all persons, regardless of the type of crime or the evidence against them. The judge can remind those in the courtroom that defense lawyers are doing their job to uphold the Constitution and fulfill their oath as officers of the court.