Making a Murderer and your right to a criminal lawyer

The hit documentary Making a Murderer has been the buzz around every water cooler in the country since its Dec. 18 debut on Netflix. It follows the trial of accused Murderer Steven Avery of Manitowoc County Wisconsin. Avery was accused of killing, with the help of his 16-year-old nephew, an Auto trader photographer who came out to his home to photograph a minivan that he was selling. Her name was Teresa Halbach, and her appointment with Avery was supposedly that last time that she was seen alive. detectives immediately discover a slew of evidence suggesting that it was in fact Avery who killed her. This is a case that seems pretty cut and dry right? Well as the series unfolds, we learn that Avery was falsely imprisoned by the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s department in 1985, and spent 18 years in prison for a crime that he didn’t commit. As a result of that false imprisonment, Avery filed suit against the County for damages. Shortly before his awarded settlement Avery was accused of this murder and his trial began with the bulk of the evidence being presented by Manitowoc County Sheriff’s department, the very agency that he was seeking damages from. Because of the obvious conflict of interest, Avery’s Lawyers unfold a litany of evidence that they believe to be at very least compromised by the investigators, and at very most planted by the Sheriff’s department in order to frame their client. Drama ensues…

What do we learn about the justice system, criminal defense, and the presumption of innocence from this fascinating trial? Avery’s defense Lawyer Dean Strang speaks up about the continued fight for his former client. Similarly, here at Utah Freedom Fighters, we fight for you.

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