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Criminal defendants’ Fifth Amendment rights after pleading guilty

Merely because other criminal defense lawyers represent the accused, does not mean they always have the best interests in mind for other criminal defendants. For instance, when co-defendants are charged with serious felony counts, the situation often looks like every man for himself as defendants...

Beware having criminal defense clients testify

A testifying criminal defendant is on the witness stand only to answer the posed questions and tell the truth. Certainly, the criminal defense lawyer is obligated fully to prepare his or her client to testify