There’s a code of ethics when it comes to lawyers. As unbelievable as that statement sounds, there are some things that they aren’t willing to do. One shining example is lying in court or contributing to the commission of a fraud, which is exactly what a lawyer would be doing if, in the defense of their client, they presented false evidence or made false statements. This week it seems that Will Hayden, former star of the gun-related TV show Sons of Guns and (twice arrested) accused child rapist may have learned that lesson as his legal team abandoned him before his trial could even begin . . .
Following his arrest, Will Hayden denied any wrongdoing and professed his innocence. He hired a “dream team” trio of lawyers to defend him against the multiple rape allegations being levied against him – some by his own children – and for a while it seemed things just might work out in Will’s favor.
Then his daughter broke ranks and stopped parroting the party line. The show was cancelled and things went completely off the rails. Now Hayden has been abandoned by his lawyers as they can no longer come up with a defense that will both keep him out of jail and them in the good graces of the ethics board. From nola.com:
Holthaus said the trio stopped working Hayden’s case because “continued representation was unsupportable.” He would not elaborate on the meaning of “unsupportable.” He did say a “broad spectrum” of conditions under which they took Hayden on as a client “didn’t pan out.” Those conditions, he said, are confidential.
Erwin on Thursday appointed Susan Hebert from the East Baton Rouge Parish Public Defender’s Office to take Hayden’s case.
That’s not good for Hayden’s cause. The punishment for the crimes he’s accused of is life in prison — definitely something you don’t want to rely on an already overworked public defender’s office to handle for you.