Accepting responsibility

posted by
April 18, 2011
People v. State
by John Kindley  
Posted in Commentary

"A person who is in fact guilty of a crime has not only no legal obligation but also no moral obligation to do harm to himself by confessing his guilt to the state and facilitating his own conviction and punishment at the hands of the state. It is therefore entirely inappropriate to punish at sentencing a defendant who insisted on going to trial for a non-existent moral failing intrinsic to the defendant." (04/16/11)  

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