Can We Trust Prosecutors to See That “Justice” is Done?

In this country prosecutors have a higher duty than defense attorneys.  They are charged with the duty to see that a criminal defendant’s rights are protected and to ultimately see that justice is done.  But how does this work out in everyday practice.  No one can deny that the criminal justice system and those engaged in the adversarial process is somewhat of a competitive enterprise.  In Court pride and a sense of winning takes control and the duties that are inherent in the job of a prosecutor may fall by the wayside.  There no doubt needs to be checks and balances for assistant district attorneys to insure that they live up to their legal obligations.

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