The Irrational Client! Criminal Defense Attorney Shares a Funny Story
Ranting on what I occasionally deal with at the office. Clients can sometimes be irrational. Client is charged with a crime. They insist they did not commit said crime. There is a legitimate argument that they did not do it. I believe them. The prosecutor offers them a sentence that they disagree with. They are not willing to accept the offer because they claim they are innocent. Understood and I agree. However, a trial is needed because its a question of fact. Tell the prosecutor I will accept this. I tell prosecutor and they say sorry that is my offer. I tell the client Ok I understand money is tight and I will make a rare exception and go to trial at no additional fee to you, however you have to pay your costs for depositions, etc. Mr. Foley why do I have to pay I did not do this crime? Because you dont want to go to jail and receive probation and because you are innocent. That requires more work but again I am drastically reducing your fee as a courtesy and to help. Well, I want a complete cost analysis of what you are spending money on. I want to see your work. I want to see ythe case law. I want to stick a probe up your ass and see whats going on and make sure you did not over charge me. Welcome to the life of a lawyer on a Friday. I fyou are rational and need someone to fight we are always available. (561) 746-7076 Roger P. Foley.