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  •  mmmm... (1+ / 0-)
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    penguins4peace

    "best prosecutor as defense counsel"? Prosecutors are not criminal defense lawyers, and believe me, having tried 100 criminal cases, good defense lawyers can run circles around the "best" prosecutors. What is required is good lawyers, adequate time and money. Then you get due process.

    •  well, i said assisting. (0+ / 0-)

      a lot of the best defense counsel did time in a D.A.'s office.  Either way, the state shouldn't need a Jack McCoy, but the case should be so air tight the traffic court dudes, or a transactional lawyer drafted off the street should be able to handle it.  

      "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

      by Loge on Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 08:47:03 AM PDT

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      •  Yes (0+ / 0-)

        and you may not believe it, but there are prosecutors in this world that will dismiss a case if they feel reasonable doubt exists, rather than "give it a shot" with a jury. probably not in Georgia though.

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