Other side of the coin: Mel Sta. Maria discusses possibility of 3 lawyers’ arrogance
Atty. Mel Sta. Maria is quick to theorize on the innocence of the recently detained lawyers from the Desierto & Desierto Law firm. The abogado said that people should not be quick to dismiss the claims of the police.
Sometimes basta naging abogado yumayabang. WHAT IF THE YOUNG LAWYERS WERE REALLY ARROGANT? https://t.co/iZBi9QGX0r"
— Mel Sta.Maria (@attymeltweet) August 18, 2018
However, Sta. Maria also pointed out that if they were indeed guilty, they are in violation of the lawyers’ Code of Professional Responsibility. The abogado said that there are clear provisions on how a lawyer should behave or conduct themselves in public.
The abogado also noted that the Supreme Court has made it very clear that lawyers are called first to respect and obey court orders. He wrote that any violation of the CPR will not negate the irregularity of the charges filed against them.
Walang coercion kasi. People are watching!