They never told us in law school that it would be like this. I know it's hard to feel sorry for a lawyer, but they could have at least told us that on most days as a criminal lawyer, there is nothing we'd be able to do for our clients.
The first thing that struck me when I started practicing criminal law was how easy it was for an attorney to just walk into the county jail. My briefcase wasn't searched. I wasn't patted down. And I was able to gingerly step around the metal detector. I didn't even have to show a picture identification, just my bar card from the supreme court.