Killers, Hidden Bodies and Lawyers’ Ethics: via HuffPost

Killers, Hidden Bodies and Lawyers’ Ethics: via HuffPost http://huff.to/11P4kEO That’s a particularly nasty secret to have to keep. Though here’s the flip side of the dilemma- if the defence lawyers had been colluding with the police against their client the evidence might be tossed. Can you imagine running a murder trial with no admissible evidence of death? The sentencing submissions are savvy because the court cannot find fault with the counsel for their advice. It emphasizes remorse by the killer that he led the police to a body against the advice of counsel. As for the case cited at the end of the article, even if the lawyers in question had sworn on a stack of bibles on CNN that their client confessed to a murder someone else was imprisoned for, without client consent it would be inadmissible in any proceeding except for their disciplinary hearing.

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