Wrongful Conviction In Criminal Cases

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Wrongly convicted individuals will become more common. Attorney client priveledge exists to protect innocent people from being wrongly convicted. In an aff world you would see the number of wrongly convicted individuals increase. (no evidence, just logic.) just because a person is innocent doesn’t mean they are protected from prosecution. A major cause of wrong convictions is eye witness misidentification. People are wrongly convicted of crimes they didn’t commit all the time! Often times they have some serious evidence backing up that conviction. Evidence can prove a person to be innocent, but it can also make them seem very guilty. An attorney is the key communication between a client and prosecutor. Without full information an attorney cannot do their job in full.
Evidence:
Eye witness identification:
Eyewitness misidentification is the single greatest cause of wrongful convictions nationwide, playing a role in nearly 75% of convictions overturned through DNA testing.
While eyewitness testimony can be persuasive evidence before a judge or jury, 30 years of strong
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These cases show that confessions are not always prompted by internal knowledge or actual guilt, but are sometimes motivated by external influences.
If they argue the money = innocence standpoint, use “bad lawyering” instead.
The resources of the justice system are often stacked against poor defendants. Matters only become worse when a person is represented by an ineffective, incompetent or overburdened defense lawyer. The failure of overworked lawyers to investigate, call witnesses or prepare for trial has led to the conviction of innocent people. When a defense lawyer doesn't do his or her job, the defendant suffers. Shrinking funding and access to resources for public defenders and court-appointed attorneys is only making the problem

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