While I have heard from many persons pleased with hearing that a ADA would take into consideration things that I might show him about a case, as well as, efforts my client took to address any problem related to it (AND not just the bare facts from an arrest) as to what to do in a criminal case, I have had some people find this outcome and result objectionable. I regret that. Certainly, it was an unusual situation. But, the ADA here is an honorable man who approaches his assignment to account for ALL factors in a case. He truly is interested in JUSTICE in a case, not just to get a conviction or a “win” for his side. He could teach some other lawyers – both prosecutors or defense attorneys – how to approach the practice of law and how to be an “honorable opponent”.
Charles L. Sifers