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Bad Guys' Lawyers

None1257 Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 11:19 AM
If no lawyer will defend the accused, how will the accused get a fair trial?
Frank98 Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 12:42 PM
Um, the article said the court will appoint a lwayer if none will step forward.
That is the law in India, same as here.

Lawyers representing three of the men charged in the New Delhi gang rape case said last week that they would enter pleas of not guilty on their clients' behalf. In most criminal prosecutions, that would be unremarkable. But the lawyers who stepped forward to represent the suspects in this case did so in the face of emotional protests by fellow attorneys, many of whom insisted that no one should defend those accused of such a terrible crime.

"There was a good response from the members, and they will not represent," the president of the local bar association had...