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Learning Goal: I’m working on a law discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.DISCUSSION QUESTION 4-1MJ651 Ethics and JusticeLesson 4: Ethics in the Field and in Court Upon completion of the Required Readings, write a thorough, well-planned narrative answer to the following discussion question. Rely on your Required Readings and the Lecture and Research Update for specific information to answer the discussion question, but turn to your original thoughts when asked to apply, evaluate, analyze, or synthesize the information. Your Discussion Question response should be both grammatically and mechanically correct, and formatted in the same fashion as the question itself. If there is a Part A, your response should identify a Part A, etc. In addition, you must appropriately cite all resources used in your responses and document in a bibliography using APA style.Discussion Question 1 (50 points)Consider the following scenario. (50 points) (A 2-page response is required.)Mr. K. is a public defender who has been assigned to represent two defendants.Defendant A has been charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. He is a convicted felon, and the maximum sentence for his crime is fifteen years. The evidence against him is clear – video and audio evidence plus several witnesses. The prosecutor knows that juries in your jurisdiction do not like drug dealers and had previously offered a deal to Defendant A – the full 15 years with the possibility of parole after 10 years.Defendant B has been charged with murder. This case is somewhat more convoluted and there are some genuine issues of fact. You, yourself, are unsure of his guilt.Mr. K. approaches the prosecutor and makes a plea offer for his clients by stating the following. “We both know that Defendant A is almost definitely going to prison. Defendant B has a good shot of an acquittal. If you give me a fair deal on Defendant B, I will convince Defendant A that he has no chance for an acquittal and convince him to accept your deal.”The prosecutor’s plea offer for Defendant A was not very good because of the strength of his case and the history of the defendant. In fact, he knows that Defendant A has nothing to lose by going to trial.a.If you were the prosecutor, would you accept Mr. K’s offer? Why or why not? If not, would you take any further steps?b.Based on the facts presented in this scenario, do you feel both attorneys acted in an ethical manner? Justify your position for each attorney.
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