Recit 2.0: Angelo Tiglao shares his first court experience
New abogado, Angelo Tiglao shared his first courtroom experience on Twitter. The abogado represented his first client today who is a first-time offender but is willing to admit his guilt in open court.
*my first court story*
Today, I served as the attorney for my client, the accused. It was his arraignment. After a long discussion, he decided that he wanted to admit his guilt in open court, but was scared because the penalty imposable under the law is imprisonment OR a fine.
— Jose Angelo Tiglao (@angelotiglao) September 13, 2019
Tiglao noted that the client was afraid of the high fine given his indigency so as an abogado, he worked hard to exhaust all options for the client. The abogado argued for community service and even had a recitation before the judge because of it.
However, it was not granted but his client was also granted 5,000 pesos in fine as an alternative. The abogado wrote, “And for the first time, I really felt like I was making a difference as a lawyer.”
A heart for the work? Now that’s rare!