How Not to Practice Criminal Law

Here is a multiple-choice question for you.  Which of the following answers shows a wrong way to practice criminal law?

(a)  Don’t file any motions or other documents on your client’s behalf in either 2007 or 2008 while he sits in jail.

(b) Don’t seek a ruling on a motion to suppress evidence that has been filed.

(c) Don’t attempt to get your client released on bond even though a judge has provided a way for it to happen.

(d) All the above.

ANSWER: (d) All the above.

This question is, unfortunately, based on a real case.  The ABA Journal has the details.

Jeremy J. Richey, Attorney at Law
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