Defense Attorney’s Question and Answers
Which indigent defense program employs lawyers whose main responsibility it is to represent indigent defendants?
A criminal defense lawyer known as a "public defender" is chosen by the court to represent defendants who cannot afford an attorney. Public defenders receive public funding, yet they are obligated by oath to represent the accused person in court in the same way that a private counsel would.
According to the assigned counsel system, a coordinator selects the lawyer for each case.
A program coordinator, sometimes known as a program support coordinator, is in charge of ensuring that educational, professional, or charity programs are successfully planned and carried out.
So long as they are competent, a defendant has the right to represent themselves in court. This is known as
Pro se representation entails that the defendant is the only one making decisions regarding their defense. By doing this, it is no longer possible for a client and counsel to differ on a strategy, and the defendant will no longer feel under pressure to handle their case in a certain manner.
Questioning a witness that the prosecution has brought for testimony is known as
The legal procedure of questioning a witness who has been called to testify by the opposing side in a judicial action is termed cross-examination. There are guidelines that must be followed when a side calls a witness to testify in court. Following the conclusion of this "direct examination," the opposing party is given the chance to examine the same witness in a process known as "cross-examination."
SCOTUS determined that it is acceptable for a defense attorney to violate confidentially under the law.
If the attorney knows defendant is going to give false testimony
This alludes to assigned counsel arrangements in which a defense lawyer is picked by the judge on a case-by-case basis?
Ad hoc is Latin for formed, planned, or completed exclusively for a certain purpose. Ad hoc committees or lawyers may come up in the context of the legal profession. These individuals were chosen to address a particular problem, and they will be dissolved after the problem has been remedied.
What does NOT constitute a possible ethical conundrum for a defense lawyer
All are moral conundrums that an attorney must deal with.
- addressing the media
- client perjury
- receipt of tangible evidence by the defense
- a confidential confession