I don't know why I do this to myself, but let's pick apart Public Defender in Action #8!
As your court-appointed counsel, I appreciate that you've kept your expectations low. We'll get along fine.
Well, swearing you did something after you told me you didn't would actually be a big ethical problem, but I'm more concerned about the fact that I seem to have just lost my pipe.
Hey, we're standing pretty closely together here. Maybe we should scoot over a bit so the prosecutor doesn't hear everything we say to each other. I should probably also object to his improper statements. Oh, well. It's most likely too late now. You can't un-ring a bell, you know.
I wasn't sure we agreed you were going to do that. Oh, well. Never mind.
Hmmm... you have a point. I should probably have requested a continuance before he told the judge he was guilty. That may put us at a bit of a disadvantage at trial.
Man, I'm having a hard day. Let's fight!
You're in trouble now! I found my pipe!
Drat. I lost my pipe again! Don't make me get unethical! Because we've all seen that's a road I often travel.
I can't withdraw. I was appointed! Didn't you hear me say that to my client at the beginning of the story? Because I clearly have no problem telling you everything.
I swear, Starr... if you make me drop this pipe again...
This may seem a bit outlandish, but the book is called Public Defender IN ACTION!
Now, where's my pipe? Oh, here it is!
The bank directors paid you? Wait a minute, aren't you a district attorney? If not, what is your involvement in this case? This makes no sense! I will smite you!
Your gun won't kill me, Starr! I plan on many years ahead of me filled with tobacco-related health concerns.
Seriously, what was Starr's role? It's like Matt Murdock in the 2003 Daredevil movie where he was prosecuting that guy in court (and did a rather poor job of it, I might add), even though Murdock is a private attorney. This thing just makes no sense. Then again, that's the title of the blog, so I guess I should be grateful. So... thanks?
Blarg. See you tomorrow!