Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Prosecutor Fired After Trying to Win at All Costs, Even Lying

The prosecuting attorney in a murder case, in Ohio, was fired after his superiors found out he created a fake Facebook profile to dissuade the witnesses going to be used by the criminal lawyer for the defendant. The criminal lawyers had notified the prosecutor, Aaron Brockler, that their witnesses had alibis placing the defendant on the other side of town when the murder occurred.

The prosecuting attorney was so intent on winning and convicting the defendant for murder, he broke Ohio law, which states that an officer of the court "shall not knowingly...make a false statement of material fact or law to a third person." After making a fake Facebook profile, the prosecutor "friended" the alibi witnesses and lied by telling them he had a child with the defendant and was the ex-girlfriend. Both witnesses, angry at the news, detracted their wanting to give testimony for the defendant.

Criminal lawyers that must deal with prosecutors all the time in defending their clients know that you must be very careful with prosecutors. In the end, prosecutors are human beings that can be swayed by their own personal motivations and undercut the rules of the court. Top criminal lawyers also know they must keep a very watchful eye on prosecutors and track every step and move they make.

Criminal lawyers from LibertyBell Law Group work with top investigators and experts and together they form a strong shield of protection around their clients and witnesses. Our criminal defense law firm is composed of the top criminal attorneys in the country who pool their knowledge, resources, and expertise for each individual case in building winning case strategies.

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