Only a defense attorney could fully appreciate this oft-repeated quote:
We, as criminal defense lawyers, are forced to deal with some of the lowest people on earth, people who have no sense of right and wrong, people who will lie in court to get what they want, people who do not care who gets hurt in the process. It is our job – our sworn duty as criminal defense lawyers – to protect our clients from those people.
(Thanks to Cynthia Rosenberry and Michael J. Kessler.)