|If you or anyone you know has been arrested for any crime in Jacksonville, Florida, you already know that there is no such thing as innocent until proven guilty. There are a multitude of innocent people sitting in jails throughout our state including the county of Duval within the Fourth Judicial Circuit in Florida. But how many of you know that the government’s prosecutors have complete or absolute immunity from suit for their actions in a case even when those actions are made in utter bad faith? Yep. It’s true.|
The Supreme Court has upheld that the government’s employees (i.e. the prosecutor) cannot be sued by defendants when the prosecutor pursued cases in which they knew the defendant was innocent. As such, if you think that prosecutors, or the police for that matter, do not have a stake in the fight in a criminal courtroom, you are certainly mistaken. The assumption that prosecutors are or will be disciplined for violating the rights of a criminal defendant is delusive.
Having said that, I can honestly say that I have met some very very good prosecutors who understand their role in protecting and achieving justice and when they have evidence that shows a defendant is innocent, then they have provided it. The problem is that that number is far less than the individuals who just want to win regardless of the life at stake on the other side. If you have been arrested, please hire a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer. Without a criminal defense attorney in Jacksonville, Florida or in any jurisdiction for that matter, the defendant does not stand a chance in most courts. Call Lonker Law Group today. Your Justice is Our Job.