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Character Name Ron Harper

Age 51

Are you currently Bar Certified? No

Position Applied For Paralegal

Discord Username TheJAEffect#2720

Can you confirm that you have read the District Attorneys Handbook? Yes

Why do you want to be a prosecutor? As a note for the handbook, it doesn't appear to be available to read at the present by everyone.

That said, having practiced a bit of law in my youth, I feel like this is a natural transition for me. Unfortunately, I have found that my bar license is not transferrable from California to San Andreas. So before I decided to take the bar again, I thought maybe getting my feet wet as a paralegal might be a good idea.

I've just moved to San Andreas from Georgia. I've been out of practicing for about 5 years, finding a need to step away to care for my wife who had been suffering from dementia and in nursing care While she was in nursing care, I watched the savings I had accumulated dwindle and disappear. Unfortunately, earlier this year, that awful disease took her from me. So I had made the decision to use all I had left to get to San Andreas. I'm in need of gainful employment and it just makes sense to try and give lawyering a try again.

Do you know who the district attorney is and have you previously had a conversation with them regarding the position? No

Describe the Giglio Rule The Giglio rule sets the precedent that a prosecutor or the prosecution team must inform the jury (or the judge in this particular case) that a deal has been reach with with a witness to avoid prosecution in exchange for his testimony.

This was established in 1972 in the case law of Giglio v. United States where it was discovered, after a witness had been prosecuted, that he had been promised to avoid prosecution should he testify against an individual with whom he was a co-conspirator of during a bank fraud crime.

The Supreme Court had found that Giglio's rights to due process under the law, specifically the criteria established in Napue v. Illinois and Brady v. Maryland.

You are an ADA on a case and offered the defendant a plea of five years. The defendant rejected it and wants to go to trial. You receive a call the night before the trial informing you that your only witness just died of a heart attack. You come to court to tell the judge that you have to dismiss the case when the defendant's lawyer approaches you and says that they’ll take the deal. What would you do? In good faith of the process, I would inform the defendant's counsel of the development of the witness and continue to dismiss the case. While a plea deal would be the best option for the state, it would mean that any sort of cross examination would be unavailable for the defense to attempt. Therefore, based on the fact that the burden of proof of evidence would fall on me, as the ADA, to prove in court, without my star witness I would continue on to dismiss the case.

Many times law enforcement are certain that a particular crime has been committed by a defendant. What is your response if there is not enough evidence to stand at a criminal trial? Then there is not enough evidence to stand at a criminal trial and I would recommend to the DA or whomever I should that the charges should be dropped. If the option presents its self, I would help the officers review what evidence they have to support the charges that they are recommending, but ultimately they must understand that the DA's office is the primary body responsible for bringing charges to the courts. If the officer's do not have evidence to support a criminal trial, then the charges should be dropped and the individual should be released if in custody.

How would you handle a situation where a police officer wants a warrant signed or wants to file particular charges and you do not agree with his/her assessment? I would inform the officer, basically, of what I had discussed above. The judge is the ultimate end-all be-all in terms of signing the warrant, but it will ultimately be the DA's office that handles the prosecution. If we cannot find common ground on a crime or set of charges, then the officer would need to be explained that ultimately the charges are put forth by the DA. If the DA's office cannot articulate the

As part of the District Attorneys Office, if you become a paralegal you are entitled to a free education in law with the San Andreas Law School. This voids the $43,000 enrollment fee, as such this would tie you into a 2 month contract upon passing the bar exam. Do you agree to this condition? Yes

Do you have any previous experience as a prosecutor? If so please detail this below. Yes. I was the District Attorney for another state. In truth, there was only ever one trial, but it was ruled in favor of the state.

Do you understand that if accepted as a member of the District Attorneys Office you will be expected to maintain a high level of professionalism as well as follow the law? You also agree to not share any confidential information you obtain as a member of the District Attorneys Office with any civilians or friends/family that are not employed within the District Attorneys Office. Yes
 

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Greetings Ron Harper,

Thank you for your interest in the position of Paralegal in the District Attorney's Office. I am enthusiastic to say the District Attorney's Office would be interested in holding an interview with you. Would you be available on the date of Monday, July 12th? If so, what times would work for you? Please list your time availabilities in EST.

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Juliette Pierce
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Hello.

Apologies for the late response, I didn't get a notification on this application.
My hope is to be available tomorrow evening (July 13th) in the evening time. Likely from 7PM ET-10PM ET.
I'll have some availability on Thursday and Friday evenings around the same time as well.
 

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Myself and Mr. Noonan would be available tomorrow, July 13th at 7PM for your interview.

Looking forward to meeting you, Mr. Harper.
 
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