April 11, 2005

A private investigator on public defenders

A New York p.i. explains why p.d.'s and other criminal defense lawyers will never win any popularity contests:

Imagine if public defenders had to run for election... One candidate would say "Vote for me as your public defender. I'll win more cases than my opponent. I'm such a good defense lawyer that the streets will be filled with more murderers, rapists, and child molesters." His opponent counters: "No vote for me. I'm the world's worst lawyer. If I'm elected no defendant will ever win. The streets will be safe with me in office."

Well, who do you think would win?