Put yourself in the place of each courtroom work group?
Topic: Put yourself in the place of each courtroom work group?
June 18, 2019 / By Addison Question:
explain to me how you would handle each dilemma
After you have successfully prosecuted a rapist, you uncover evidence that indicates that the victim in the case created the story to avenge a love affair that went sour. What do you do? What would you do if you knew that the suspect was charged with rape on two other occasions but was not convicted due to legal technicalities?
2.The Defense Attorney
Your client informs you that she did in fact murder her mom. Should you inform the court of this information? Possessing such knowledge, should you allow your client to take the stand and deny her guilt?
At arraignment, you ask a defendant if he has obtained counsel yet. He replies that he wants to defend himself. He has a fifth-grade education and works as a day laborer for a local construction firm. He is charged with armed robbery and faces ten years in prison. Should you let him defend himself?
Best Answers: Put yourself in the place of each courtroom work group?
Talmai | 5 days ago
1 It would depend on what kind of evidence "indicates" that the story was fabricated. If the victim tells me she did, or if a witness comes forward to say that she told them she did, I would provide the information to the defense attorney as a basis for a motion for a new trial. If I believed the claim it was fabricated was true, I wouldn't oppose the motion. If the claim of fabrication is mere speculation, I wouldn't feel obliged to do anything. Certainly knowing the defendant had previously been charged with sexual assault would suggest to me that the sexual assault probably wasn't fabricated, and might suggest someone is being paid off to get him off the hook. That would probably affect whether I continued to try to convict him.
#2 The client's admission of guilt wouldn't affect whether I represented her. If she told me she was going to take the stand and lie, I would seek to withdraw from the case. If I weren't permitted to withdraw, I would let her take the stand and simply ask her to tell her story without asking any additional questions that would assist her in committing perjury.
#3 Most courts require that defendants be permitted to represent themselves despite their lack of training or education. I would question the defendant intensively, making sure he is aware of all of the risks and that he is knowingly and voluntarily waiving his right to counsel. Having done that, I would (in my State, anyway) be obligated to let him represent himself. I would also appoint standby counsel in case he needed help during the trial.
I hope I didn't write your homework assignment for you.
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Originally Answered: how can i get my group to work ?
Sounds like they picked you, so they would get better grades.
Why did you pick them?
time to get another group.
If they don't contribute, They don't get your work.
Originally Answered: how can i get my group to work ?
I used to be a teacher, and one thing that I used to do was to require groups to turn in some parts of their project before the final project was due -- to make sure they were working on it.
At this time I would also have each person fill out a questionnaire evaluating how well the team was working together. This would not be so much an opportunity for you to "tattle" on your friends as a way to force all team members to reflect on their work (and since they knew a questionaire was coming, they had to actually do something, cuz most people would feel at least a little uncomfortable with straight out lying on the questionnaire.)
Maybe you could talk to your teacher and suggest something like this. I mean, I think the teacher should find a way to help you "indirectly" -- that is, without directly scolding your teammates. I'm sure they wouldn't be happy if they knew you complained about them to the teacher, right?
1. You motion to the court for a dismissal of the charges. So what if he was guilty of the other crimes he is innocent of this one.
2. No you are not allowed by law to inform the court. The job of a defense attorney is to defend the client. If the attorney knows that his client is guilty, then morally and ethically he should only make sure that his client receives a fair trial. But under no circumstances and with a possible disbarment sanction is he allowed to tell the court that his client is guilty unless there is a plea agreement.
3. The law says that he has a right to defend himself and the court has to honor that right, unless there has been some kind of competency hearing to determine the defendant's competency. But the court does have the right to appoint a standby counsel and usually does in these cases.
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1. bring charges up on the other two accounts. the other one the one that filed false charges can be brought up on charges themselves.
2. you inform the judge and ask to be removed from the case.
3. hate to say this but either you have the client proven unfit to defend himself or you do just that let him have his right and represent himself. but tell him the truth and inform him his chances of winning are slim to none.
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Originally Answered: Support Group Meetings?
In general, your first meeting is where all members of the group decide on the rules, such as "don't interrupt someone while they're speaking", and "don't hog the floor", etc. You'd be wise to have a set of rules up your sleeve, just in case their thought processes are a bit weak.
There are different types of group structures that can be utilized according to different types of disorders.
For example, a group of people suffering depression can be really difficult to facilitate, as they tend to be amotivated.
People recovering from psychosis find it hard to concentrate, and people who are a bit manic find it difficult to sit still.
You need to accommodate for their sysmptoms and individual differences.
I would suggest looking up some occupational therapy sites, as the psych units tend to use these professionals to run their groups.
When you've learned about the different type of group structures & the different type if illnesses, then it's a matter of mixing & matching.
Sorry I can't be more helpful, but it's been a few years!