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Defense Counsel's Role:
Trickery & Deceit?
- But defense counsel has no comparable obligation to ascertain or present the truth. Our system assigns him a different mission.
- We insist that he defend his client whether he is innocent or guilty.
- “If he can confuse a witness, even a truthful one, or make him appear at a disadvantage, unsure or indecisive, that will be his normal course.”