Criminal defense investigators: What would YOU do in these two situations?
While working a criminal case, one of the witnesses you’ve been talking to suddenly mentions “my lawyer” — meaning, the witness is represented.
Or, in investigating your case, you find the smoking gun — solid evidence that your client is guilty of the crime for which you’re helping to defend him.
What is your next move?
These are questions not just of ethics, but of morals, and of the law.
In the video below, I’ll describe each scenario. Let me know what you’d do in these situations. Add your thoughts to the comments below, on Facebook, or on Twitter.
Check back here on Friday for my editor’s message — with my take on the answers to these ethical questions.