Adrian, MI asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Health Care Law for Michigan

Q: Are there lawyers that still believe in the oath they swore to defend people in the court of law

I don't know much about laws and court but I do know right from wrong I need help

1 Lawyer Answer
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: When a lawyer is in good standing, they deserve to be presumed to be zealous advocates for their client. What clients sometimes don't realize is that defending people does not include advancing unfounded theories, whether grounded in fact or law, or presenting false facts or statements. A lawyer has a duty of candor to the court. Additionally, lawyers don't find people guilty or innocent - juries and judges do.

The law is technical. Sometimes clients honestly believe - morally or ethically - that they are right about a particular issue, but the law may not support that. Cases are won or lost based on the facts. And a lawyer can only work with the facts as they are, not how a client may wish them to be.

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