Criminal Defense and clients  

lawyerdude2000 55M
64 posts
5/5/2005 8:47 am

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Criminal Defense and clients

I do criminal defense work, and that is not necessarily because I like the people I represent. It can be a bit hard to like child molesters, , wife beaters, etc. However, I do love living in a free society, and I also love the constitution of the United States. Which means that when I represent someone, it is because I value that person's rights, and when the most loathesome person has had his rights trampled, it affects all of us. Hence, I love doing criminal defense, and I would like to think that I add a bit to maintaining a free society. What frustrates me is (1) dumb ass clients, and (2) revolving door clients.

Dumb ass clients are those who not only do not appreciate that what they have done breaks the law, but they also tend to brag about it to people who like to talk to officers.

I have a guy who had a prior felony conviction. Consequences of that include the inability to possess a firearm. Well, this guy (at 2 am) hears a sound in his yard, goes out there with a rifle, gets into a fight, and gets shot. Thankfully, the shot just grazed his leg. However, that same client then is intereviewed on the local news, and he tells his story (including of course that he got a gun and ran outside with it). Great. He just confessed to committing a felony to thousands of TV viewers. Aargh!

The revolving door clients are typically those with drug problems. Quite frankly, clients with drug problems most likely account for 80% of the crime, either directly (possession of said controlled substances) or indirectly (stealing to support their habit, getting paraniod with meth and beating the crap out of their significant other). It is typically my goal to get my clients who fit this profile to get into drug counseling prior to the case being concluded, but you know, you can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make them drink. Just because a person goes through drug counseling does not mean they have decided to quit. All the counseling in the world will not get someone to stop abusing drugs until THEY decide to stop. *Sigh* I have buried too many clients. Take my advice... don't do drugs. It just is not worth it.

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OK enough said. Me tired. Tom out.

rm_BigDnLady 43M/40F
1140 posts
5/5/2005 11:12 am

There is always something about a man who can express himself, LOL!!!! I hope that your next blog tells us a little more about you on a lighter note!!!!


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/5/2005 11:19 am

lol yeah stupid people are frustrating, although I am certain that about 40% of mistakes made by clients are made out of not just stupidity but also ignorance and lack of forethinking of how their actions interact with any given order, or instruction they are under, but hey that's why they have you to explain it too them.....when they first receive those orders....which I am sure you do, unlike many lawyers I know, not your fault if it went in one ear and out the other however....


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