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What Happens if a Defense Attorney Knows his Client is Guilty in Minneapolis?

By Gerald Miller posted 04-19-2022 13:43


It is not unusual for a person arrested and charged with a crime to worry that a lawyer might refuse to take their case. After all, who would want to represent a guilty person? While the fear that telling an attorney the truth regarding their arrest might cause their legal counsel to quit the case, the reality is that attorneys have an obligation to advocate for their clients—guilty or innocent.

What’s more, the attorney’s primary role is holding the state to their burden of proof. It is not enough for a prosecutor to believe in your guilt; they must prove it beyond a reasonable doubt. Your attorney has an obligation to help you fight back against the prosecution and pursue a fair outcome in your case.

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