In order for the justice system in this country to work, everyone must be held to the same laws and subject to the same kind of response when they break these laws. Because this doesn’t happen – in most cases because poverty is criminalized in this nation – there is no justice here. The system is broken. And the more of the white collar criminals who get away with their crimes and the most of the blue collar criminals getting locked up as slaves, the weaker and weaker our nation of criminals becomes.
So, nah, there are no ethics in lawyering up. The justice system has become a farce of players trying to make the strongest arguments rather than an attempt at achieving justice for anybody.
Just ask Betty Shelby from Tulsa.