Saturday, January 29, 2005

Make Sure You Get a Good Lawyer

Last week the United States Supreme Court overturned the sentence of a man who had plead no contest and received a 12 year sentence in prison. His lawyer had apparently assured him he would receive probation. Under Strickland v Washington the Court determined that his lawyer did not have sufficient competency to handle the defendant's case.

Moral: if you are arrested for any criminal offense, make sure you hire a lawyer who is not only competent, but will aggressively represent you in court.

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