I've been watching some old criminal cases & it made me curious, how does a barrister put their feelings & thoughts aside when all the evidence points very directly to their client being guilty but their client says, nope, wasn't me..
I saw one case where there was dna left at the scene, cctv of the defendent, witness statements, credit card & phone record evidence. The barrister must realise their client's on a hiding-to-nothing & yet they must follow the instructions of their client to follow a not-guilty plea. Do you think they think to themselves 'this guy's got no chance' but go through the motions anyway because that's what they're instructed to do?
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