As with much of America, I was shocked and appalled at Jerry Sandusky’s interview. Unlike most of America, it was not so much by what he said, but that he and his attorney said anything at all. I recognize that our clients always have the final say, and yes I have had some clients go against my advice and make the wrong decision.
However, in watching that interview, it is hard to imagine that his attorney gave him the correct very stern advice to keep his mouth shut. While respecting Mr. Sandusky’s presumption of innocence, such an interview does nothing but destroy such presumption. To make matters worse, the attorney himself chose his own self interest over his clients in opening his own mouth. Bob Costas asked him if he would let his children be with his client. Now sure, you cannot say no in that position, but I would not hesitate to tell Mr. Costas that I am his attorney and not an expert or character witness. It would therefore be inappropriate, unethical, and a conflict of interest to answer that question. But he chose the spotlight over the best interests of his client and for that I say, shame on you.
Timothy Farrow, of Dash Farrow, LLP, is an experienced criminal defense attorney and former Prosecutor who handles these offenses and crimes, misdemeanors, and traffic offense of all levels. When you need experienced, focused, and responsive legal help, call Dash Farrow, LLP at 856-235-8300 or contact us online at www.dashfarrowlaw.com. We serve individuals and businesses throughout Burlington and Camden County and all of South Jersey.