Justice Should Be Ultimate Goal of Solicitors

May 3, 2011

Investigative Reports

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By Kelly Payne
Citizen Reporter

When asked if the primary goal of a solicitor should be to seek justice or instead convict as often as possible, Richland County Councilman Seth Rose tells a Midlands-area high school class that the chief objective should always be justice.

A prosecutor can help steer offenders in the right direction, take mitigating factors into account and work to help individuals accused of crimes rather than simply seeking convictions, Rose says.