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In pictures: South African lawyer

A typical day at work would begin about 0700.

If police bring a case then I have to study their docket, assess the evidence and decide whether to prosecute.

If I do decide to proceed, then the suspect will be taken to court and will need to plead and acquire, or be provided with, a lawyer.

A case can be awful for the family concerned. From start to finish it can be fairly quick and be over in a matter of months.

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