Why do lawyers defend for the bad guys?

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ectb

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12-09-2012

Law is supposed to protect the good guys and punish the bad guys, and lawyers are an important part of justice. Why do they speak for the evil and still get paid for?


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Weedlayer

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12-09-2012

Who is the bad guy? Sometimes good guys are falsely accused.

Sorting these people out is the entire point of law.


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SillyFearz

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12-09-2012

Because innocent until proven guilty


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FancifuHarlequin

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12-09-2012

Because we wouldn't have a balanced justice system if the accused had no representation?...


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Padagi

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12-09-2012

Law doesn't just protect good guys and punish bad guys, it protects the wrongly accused.


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DiabolusReborn

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12-09-2012

because if everyone accused of committing a crime was punished without having a say, it would be a bull**** system... kinda like the tribunal.


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HlV Positive

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12-09-2012

Because if a lawyer can prove their client is innocent beyond reasonable doubt, they have just saved an innocent going to prison.


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Dalze

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12-09-2012

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Originally Posted by darkpyro1632 View Post
Because if a lawyer can prove their client is innocent beyond reasonable doubt, they have just saved an innocent going to prison.
Or a very intelligent guilty man


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hes op

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12-09-2012

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Originally Posted by FancifuHarlequin View Post
Because we wouldn't have a balanced justice system if the accused had no representation?...
like the Tribunal


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GrumpyB3ar

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12-09-2012

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Originally Posted by ectb View Post
Law is supposed to protect the good guys and punish the bad guys, and lawyers are an important part of justice. Why do they speak for the evil and still get paid for?
Because people will do a lot more/worse for money and lawyers get paid pretty well.

Try living on spam one day and then you will understand why people do morally dubious things for cash.