It’s a rare day when comic book fans and other geeks can’t stop talking about a lawyer, but Matt Murdock isn’t just any attorney -he’s also the one-and-only vigilante of Hell’s Kitchen known as Daredevil. But is it realistic for Daredevil to spend his days as Matt Murdock the lawyer?
Being a Superhero is Not Always Illegal
First, as we’ve already explained, it is legal to become a superhero depending on where you live -and if New York doesn’t allow Daredevil’s actions, Matt Murdock is more than welcome to move to California and become a superhero/defense attorney in San Diego. Of course, even in California, Matt would be required to follow some laws -namely, using no more force than necessary to make a citizen’s arrest.
While Daredevil generally tries to be merciful and use his martial arts training only as necessary, he does take things a little too far -for example, torturing someone before throwing them off a roof probably wouldn’t go over so well with the prosecution. Additionally, like Spider-Man, Daredevil actively scales buildings to get from one place to another, which can result in trespassing and vandalism charges in California.
Matt Murdock as a Lawyer and Vigilante?
Unfortunately for Matt Murdock, as a lawyer, using excessive force on criminals could result not only in battery charges, but also in his getting disbarred no matter what state he practices in. This means he wouldn’t just face personal penalties, but also lose his profession. This is truly unfortunate given that he and Foggy not only provide legal services to those who need them the most, but also are gifted lawyers who were able to get someone acquitted of beating another man to death with a bowling ball under the doctrine of self defense -which is a legal skill that people like Robert Durst have paid millions of dollars for.
Of course, it seems that all superheroes seem to fight their own battles of legality, from Batman’s risky recruitment of Robin to Tony Stark’s habit of drinking and flying. Like many heroes, Daredevil is both burdened and benefited by his decision to act anonymously, but he also has a lot more to risk than many masked men.
If you’re looking for a criminal lawyer who is not only real, but also not at risk of getting disbarred for vigilantism, look no further than Peter M. Liss. You can call (760) 643-4050 at any time to schedule a free initial consultation.