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lowpro7day
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Need help with Public Defender Interview Questions Please =)

Postby lowpro7day » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:54 pm

hey some of these ones are tough, so i was wondering if any of you guys have encountered these or know the proper answer?

You have a client who tells you he is leaving town and never returning. You have 30 days til the sentencing hearing. What do you do?

Your client admits to you guilt on child moelstation charges but wants to plead not guilty. Would you be willing to impeach the child's testimony on the stand even though you know that child is telling the truth, and by doing so, you will get favorable results fro your client while also further traumatizing the child?

Second interview tomorrow at Broward County PD in Florida. Would love any tips!

Cinderella
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Re: Need help with Public Defender Interview Questions Please =)

Postby Cinderella » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:25 pm

lowpro7day wrote:hey some of these ones are tough, so i was wondering if any of you guys have encountered these or know the proper answer?

You have a client who tells you he is leaving town and never returning. You have 30 days til the sentencing hearing. What do you do?

Your client admits to you guilt on child moelstation charges but wants to plead not guilty. Would you be willing to impeach the child's testimony on the stand even though you know that child is telling the truth, and by doing so, you will get favorable results fro your client while also further traumatizing the child?

Second interview tomorrow at Broward County PD in Florida. Would love any tips!


1) Tell his ass to stay

2) Yes. Only acceptable answer.

ETA: I guess I should explain. You tell him to stay because leaving the jurisdiction would be an additional crime, if he ever got arrested again for anything, no judge would let him out on bail, and because it's unethical to tell him to dip. You impeach the kid/defend the child molester because as a PD, you have to believe that if the government can't prove it's case, then your client should be set free, regardless of whether he "actually" did it. If you don't believe that, then you shouldn't be a PD.
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purr se
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Re: Need help with Public Defender Interview Questions Please =)

Postby purr se » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:29 pm

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