Essays Tagged: "defense attorney"

The American Jury: Justice is Challenged

ect. Voir Dire, which is French for "to speak the truth," consists of having the Prosecutor and the Defense Attorney each ask the jury a series of questions. It allows both sides to challenge jurors f ... sses, etc, and these challenges are unlimited in number. Additionally, both the Prosecution and the Defense have a limited number of Peremptory Challenges, which may be exercised for any reason or for ...

(3 pages) 137 0 3.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Legal approach to "A Few Good Men"

negligence as Marines, which will be shown in the final verdict. Being a criminal case, they need a defense attorney, someone who will represent them and prove beyond a reasonable doubt their innocenc ... ut by fellow Marines to "remind" the unfortunate soldier his duty. This is the premise on which the defense bases their case that the acts PFC. Downey and Lance Cpl. Dawson have committed were done so ...

(7 pages) 74 0 2.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Harper Lee's, "To Kill a Mockingbird".

ars, was the bravest man that ever lived" {p. 116}.Atticus Finch, the wise father, is also a shrewd defense attorney who takes the case of a black man (convicted of a white woman's rape), despite the ...

(2 pages) 46 1 4.5 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Juvenile Justice

late. Three years after Tate was sentenced, 12 at the time, he was free walk out of jail after his defense attorney found a flaw in his trial; Tate had not been given psychological testing. Our juven ...

(3 pages) 83 2 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Defense Strategies Rolfe Uses in the "Nuremburg Trials"

In the opening argument, Hans Rolfe, the defense attorney, states that, "A judge does not make the laws, he carries out the laws of his count ... does he use to defend these laws in an attempt to discredit the prosecution's case?Hans Rolfe, the defense attorney, uses various strategies to defend the laws the judges on trial carried out in orde ...

(3 pages) 26 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Broken Promises A short drama between a married couple problems resulting from too many broken promises.

ong Hispanic twenty-five year old female who gave up her hopes and dreams of becoming a high dollar defense attorney to marry her High School sweetheart Pete. Cynthia had been hesitant to marry so you ...

(4 pages) 39 0 3.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

The Scopes Trial - What Really Happened?

e trial is best known for pitting William Jennings Bryan, a popular evangelist, against a legendary defense attorney Clarence Darrow. Bryan argued that Tennessee's anti-Darwin law should be upheld and ...

(3 pages) 45 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

Atticus As A Father/To Kill A Mockingbird

Kill A Mockingbird took place. It is the story of a motherless family, the Finchs. Atticus, a local defense attorney, was the father of two children: Jem, his son 10 years of age, and Scout his daught ...

(4 pages) 1535 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

US Fourth Amendment

Amendment were clarified and explained through the help of a youth group, a police spokesperson, a defense attorney, and the district attorney. Its goal was to clear the lines of communication betwee ...

(1 pages) 18 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Gideons Trumpet

picture. If the person is guilty, let the prosecutor find him guilty, but if he is innocent, let a defense attorney prove him. If a man has to become his own attorney without knowing the rules and re ...

(4 pages) 20 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Treatment Of Italian Americans During WwII

ar by camp. The arrestees weren't even informed of the charges against them, nor did they receive a defense attorney. Many of these people continued to move from camp to camp for two years when the wa ...

(3 pages) 1047 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Plea Bargaining

a-bargain usually starts off with negotiations that lead to an initial verbal agreement between the defense attorney, who is representing the defendant, and the district attorney. This type of bargain ... ome cases, innocent defendants feel that they were misled and a victim of scare tactics used by the defense in order to get them to admit their guilt, without having a proper chance to defend them sel ...

(3 pages) 78 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Plea Bargaining

ose of a case without going to trial. A plea bargain or negotiated plea is an agreement between the defense and the prosecutor in which a defendant pleads guilty to a criminal charge and in exchange h ... district attorney, plea bargains ensure that the criminal is off the streets. Sometimes a very good defense attorney can convince the jury that even the guiltiest of criminals is innocent and the pers ...

(4 pages) 74 0 3.0 May/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays


reviewed his notes prior to his testimony. "This creates a doubt in the mind of the judge, jury, or defense attorney as to how accurately an officer recalls the events of that particular investigation ... he is being questioned about the job that he did if it was correct he needed to not get angry. The defense attorney was questioning him if he had done his job correctly and he was not able to answer ...

(3 pages) 30 0 4.3 Oct/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

Harper Lee - To kill a mockingbird

son. Tom Robinson (a Negro man) has been falsely accused of raping a white woman and Atticus is his defense attorney. During the trial Atticus becomes very unpopular around Maycomb for defending a bla ...

(3 pages) 10 0 5.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

Attorneys' Ethical Responsibility

My job as a defense attorney is to know the constitution. Defending the accused is the most sacred role that an ... itution. Defending the accused is the most sacred role that an attorney can perform. Furthermore, a defense attorney is a valuable part of the justice system; without one, our constitutional guarantee ... -or courtroom (with a jury). However, unfortunately, I must follow the deontological ethic; being a defense attorney, I must allow the jury to decide if the evidence against my client proves his guilt ...

(2 pages) 13 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Attorneys' Obligations

, p. 43. para. 5). Plea bargaining is known as a serious ethical concern whether it pertains to the defense or the prosecuting attorney. In fact, either attorneys' should not make false representation ... course of a plea-bargaining discussions (p. 265).Second, according to Thomson and Wadsworth (2005), defense and-or prosecution attorneys' have the responsibility to the client and-or defendant. Both a ...

(2 pages) 20 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Court history and Purpose

n accordance with the rule of the law. The courts generally consist of a judge, a prosecutor, and a defense attorney. The judge is the person who is appointed to oversee the case and offer the final d ... case. The prosecutor is the person who is representing the state or government in the case and the defense attorney is the person who is representing the accused. Each party can bring forth their cas ...

(5 pages) 2 0 0.0 Jul/2013

Subjects: Law & Government Essays