Though i spend most of my time defending people IRL lol,
if i were a lawyer, i would rather prosecute;
The reason being, not because i think that the accused do not deserve defense, but because (whereas it concerns rapists, pedophiles, murderers etc) I'd rather remove them from society, then have to be the one charged with the job of keeping them in it.
Besides, though i believe and understand that everyone deserves defense, and am one that is all for grace and second changes, i also could not rationalise defending someone that i knew was guilty of commiting a horrific crime.
Though i believe in Grace, i also believe in consequences. As well as believe in justice.
"Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent-- the Lord detests them both." Proverbs 17:15
"When men have a dispute, they are to take it to court and the judges will decide the case, acquitting the innocent and condemning the guilty." Deuteronomy 25:1
*edit* frankm: um, that's kind of an ignorant assumption. maybe some are, but not all lawyers are liars.