FUNCTION OF COUNSEL
This blog post will briefly address the function of counsel in a criminal court of law.
It is the duty of all lawyers to object when the other side in a criminal proceeding presents evidence that that lawyer believes is NOT admissible under the rules of evidence of the court where the proceeding is taking place.
Lawyers are also obliged to speak to the judge at the bench about questions of law relevant to the case in question.
The purpose of these objections and rulings is NOT to keep relevant information away from jurors. In fact, the motive is the opposite. The judge is responsible for ensuring that what jurors hear regarding evidence is relevant to the case in question, and that it is presented in a way that gives jurors a fair opportunity to evaluate its worth.
Jurors are forbidden to draw any inference, favorable or unfavorable, to either attorney or his or her client for objecting to proposed evidence or asking to make such rulings. Attorneys have a responsibility as counselors of law to partake in these actions.
IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH A CRIME, AND YOU NEED AN EXPERIENCED CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER WORKING ON YOUR SIDE TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS, PLEASE CONTACTCRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY WILLIAM J. BARABINO.
CALL 781-393-5900 TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR AVAILABLE DEFENSES.
Source: Instruction 2.140