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How Do You Defend Guilty People?

Modified Transcript of “How Do You Defend Guilty People?” for Hearing Impaired

As a criminal defense lawyer, a lot of times I’m asked, “How can you defend a guilty person?”  “How Do You Defend Guilty People?”

Well, our justice system is set up to where everyone needs a lawyer.

Because there are ranges of sentences, there are ranges of mitigating factors, there are ranges of aggravating factors, there are different ways to lessen the punishment, and in a lot of cases, when you’re talking about someone charged with felonies in North Carolina, in Eastern North Carolina or in Federal Court, and they are facing years in prison, and sometimes they come sometimes after they’ve already confessed everything to the police, but when they’re talking about years in prison, or the collateral consequences of felonies, the loss of a job that comes with that, the loss of a driver’s license, a lot of times we can help even those people who are guilty, so it doesn’t just hurt so bad.

Danny Glover practices law in Eastern North Carolina.  In 2015 Danny was again named to SuperLawyers North Carolina. As the 2014-2015 President of the the North Carolina Advocates for Justice,  Danny is a regular commentator on the laws, pending legislative bills and court systems in North Carolina.

Danny is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law and has over 26 years of legal experience helping people with legal issues in North Eastern North Carolina.

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Danny Glover, Jr.
Glover Law Firm
Past President, North Carolina Advocates for Justice

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