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Applying For Legal Aid In Nc?
My Fiance Wants To File For Custody Of His Daughter, He'S Willing To Go 50/50 With His Ex. He Works Full Time And Has A Steady Income But Due To All The Bills And My Ex Pays No Child Support At All For My Kids, My Fiance Foots The Bill On Everything. If He Were To Apply For Legal Aid Here In Nc To Help Get Custody What Would Be His Income Limit He Could Make To Apply? (He Pays $400 Monthly To Ex For C/S)
Legal aid will not help in a family law situation. He can do it himself or pay a paralegal typing service to prepare the paperwork.
May A Criminal Defense Attorney Ethically Do The Following?
1. Vigorously Challenge The Reliability Or Credibility Of A Rape Victim On Cross-Examination When The Defense Attorney Knows That The Woman Has Testified Truthfully.
2. Put His Or Her Client To The Stand Knowing That The Client Intends To Lie.
3. Advise A Client Regarding Potential Defenses To A Crime Before Finding Out The Facts Of The Case Even Though This May Lead The Client To Lie About The Facts So As To Take Advantage Of One Of The Described Defenses (E.G., The Jimmy Stewart Scenario From Anatomy Of A Murder).
I will try to address each aspect of your three questions to the best of my knowledge. For reference, I grew up with an attorney who practiced criminal defense. I will try to explain the rational for each of my answers.
"1. Vigorously challenge the reliability or credibility of a rape victim on cross-examination when the defense attorney knows that the woman has testified truthfully." Ethical or not ethical?
Ethical. Any good defense attorney (in my books, at least), WILL NOT know for sure if the woman is testifying truthfully. There are so many aspects which effect the truth of a statement - whether or not the person is fabricating a story (lying), whether or not the person is not telling the entire story (deception by omission), and the inherent flaws of eye witness testimony.
The fact is, the defendant has the RIGHT to be defended. Furthermore, the issue as to whether or not the witness is lying is not the determination of the attorney, but of the judge and/or jury. And the judge and/or jury has the right to know about the credibility and reliability of any witness - whether or not they are currently "telling the truth". Not to bring up points of creditability and reliability would be unethical, because the jury has the right to know the facts surrounding a situation, not just the facts of the situation itself.
"2. Put his or her client to the stand knowing that the client intends to lie." Ethical or not ethical?
Prima facie, this is not only unethical, but possibly illegal. It could be illegal because the attorney would know that a crime is occurring, and thus not be reporting it.
However, many defense attorneys avoid this issue very skillfully. It goes back to how anyone actually KNOWS the person is lying. Whether or not a person is lying comes down, in some degree, to a subjective examination of the person and their statements. Often times an attorney might not even ASK their client what happened, so that the attorney does not "know" if their client will later lie about it on the stand. As to whether or not that is ethical, it most likely is - by attorney standards, though perhaps not by normal society standards. However, most attorneys won't put their client on the stand if they know their client intends to lie.
Finally, the biggest grey area here for me is the idea that an attorney does not always have control of their client. A client may DEMAND to take the stand with the intention of lying. An attorney may know that, but not have much they can do about it. The fact is, a defendant has the right to take the stand in their own defense. The do not, however, have the right to lie. The shade of grey here falls into the attorney-client privilege - the attorney may "know" the defendant is lying, but to release such information to the police could be violating the attorney-client privilege. The alternative to this, however, is to step aside as the person attorney, which effectively limits the attorney's responsibility for the actions of their client. Some judges, however, won't allow that to happen well into a case. So, there is definitely a shade of grey on that question.
"3. Advise a client regarding potential defenses to a crime before finding out the facts of the case even though this may lead the client to lie about the facts so as to take advantage of one of the described defenses." Ethical or not ethical?
Ethical. The attorney has not control over whether or not a client lies about things. In fact, an attorney might advise a client like this in order to avoid the legal/ethical dilemma I just described above. If the client knows the potential defenses to a crime, chances are they will start lying then - to their own attorney. It prevents the attorney from "knowing" the person lies later on. In addition, a client has the right to know the types of defenses available to them regardless of their involvement in a crime. It is an attorneys job to provide such information.
Furthermore (some people are unaware of this fact), an defendant does not have to provide a defense for a crime. They are innocent until proven guilty - if they were forced to provide a defense, it would be because they were presumed guilty, which is not how the justice system is designed. Of course, we could get in a discussion as to whether or not the innocent until proven guilty concept is actually in practice in the courts of today, but it's not important to this concept. The fact is, it IS law, and as such, exists - even if it isn't always practiced. States must prove the case against the defendant, not the defendant proving their defense against the state. All that said, however, most defendants want their attorneys to mount a defense against the State's case, so that is what they do (and it is usually the best thing to do, all theories of criminal justice aside).
I could go on and on about the legal concepts which govern the ethics of these examples. But I won't. I think the answers I gave will help you understand at least to some extent the ethics involved in defense work. It is worth mentioning, however, just like the problems with the justice system, there are problems with attorneys. Like people, some are simply not ethical. I do not project this on the entire profession of attorneys, however. I believe that, like most people, most attorneys are ethical. That said, they have a deeper understanding of the law, and deriver their ethics from the law, not just society's standards. Because of that, attorneys are often seen as unethical - their ethical standards do not match that of society. One must understand, however, that their ethics are derived from their legal obligations under the law, and will reflect those obligations, not society’s expectations.
How To Find A Basic Office Job At A Law Firm Office?
I Am In College Studying To Become A Paralegal And I Would Like To Find A Basic Office Job, Preferably In A Law Firm So I Can Gain Professional Work Environment Experience, Prior To A Paralegal Job. Where Can I Look To Find Basic Or Entry Level Office Jobs? Any Recommended Websites Or Types Of Businesses To Look?
Consider talking to the local bar association about potential employers in your area Jake; find out what their hiring preferences are. Find out if there are there any areas of specialization that are especially marketable in your area - immigration, bankruptcy, medical, or family law (or some other)? Write your resume to suit (do you have a medical background? are you bi-lingual?); write several resumes emphasizing your different abilities or work/educational history.
Before you interview with an employer, do some research online to further 'tune' your resume based on the type of work they most commonly do. Find out who the principals are, what their big cases have been, etc - be prepared with some talking points before you interview.
Use your school's resources to enlarge your networking efforts by talking to your professors, counselors, and helpful alumni - use their professional networks to help establish your own network. Ask them about any internship program they know of or any contacts within the industry they can suggest.
You have to *talk* to potential employers, not just sent resumes to post office boxes you find in the newspaper or anonymous forms you find online. Begin making contacts among hospitals, major manufacturers, law firms, governmental agencies, unions, etc - anyone likely to have a legal department. Volunteer at legal clinics, offer to help law firms with pro-bono work - do whatever you can to get actual face time with attorneys.
Good luck with it.
Daughters Father Trying To Get Visitation Rights.?
My Two Month Old Daughters Father Is Trying To Get Partial Custody. We Were Never Married, His Name Is Not On The Birth Certificate It It Only On The Acknowledgment Of Paternity. I Was Wondering What His Chances Are Of Getting It.
I Honestly Do Not Feel Safe With Leaving Her Alone With Him.Today Him And His Mom Showed Up At My House To Give Me The Papers And The Mom Got Out Of The Vehicle And Was Taking Pictures Of My House.(She Said The Court Told Her To Do So) Do They Really Ask For That?.
Heres Some Details.
-There Is 5 People Living In A 2 Bedroom House.(Soon To Be 6 People- His Brother Has A Baby On The Way)
-3 Of The Five People Living There Smoke Inside The Home.
-The Mother Has Been On The 6Th Floor For Attempting/ Threatening Suicide.
-His Family Members Are Harassing Me Via Phone.(Non-Stop Phone Calls)
-He Is In Icp What The Police Around Here Consider A Gang.
I Am Planning To Ask For Supervised Visitation In A Public Place. Is This Possible?
Please All Answers Are Appreciated.Thank You
1) The father has the same rights to your daughter as you do; however you can fight it by proving that the living conditions are not in the best interest of the child.
You need to be able to prove all the things you mentioned in court. As for taking pictures of your house, no the court would not tell anyone to do that unless you were present in the court room at the time of the order. You have the right to defend yourself.
Keep all phone records you get from the phone company. If you don't get an itemized bill from your phone provider, call them and request one each month. You can prove harassment with the phone records. Also save and lock any threatening or harassing texts you receive from them.
Remember, the courts are blind to your situation. The best way to get what you want is by proving your case. The best way to do that is documentation and photo evidence (if you can get it without breaking the law yourself).
If you can prove to the court that he would be bad for the child, then yes you may be able to get supervised visits for the protection of the child.
Please Help..Criminal Law Class?
Explain The Difference Between The&Quot;Spirit Of The Law&Quot; And The &Quot;Letter Of The Law&Quot; As It Pertains To Enforcement.?
The letter of the law is black and white, exactly how it is written without discretion.
The spirit of the law is the intent, and allows room for discretion.
An example would be the curfew law in my city. It states no one under the age of 18 can be out in public after 10pm. By the letter of the law, anyone under 18 could be arrested after 10.
However, the intent of the law is to curb vandalism and other crimes by keeping kids off the streets. If I see someone fishing after 10, or they have a stub from the theater showing the movie ended after 10, I'm not going to bother them.
What Law Enforcement Databases Or Criminal Databases Are Defense Lawyers Allowed Access To?
All that are public record and all that are not public record that may contain Brady evidence. That is, more than you will ever see.