I'm writing a fanfic and there's a trial for attempted murder against the mans daughter in law and abuse against his wife. The daughter in laws cousin is a prosecuting attorney. Would she be able to work for the plaintiffs, in trying to prove the defendant is guilty, even though she's related to the plaintiffs?
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I doubt if there is any law preventing it, but it might be questioned. I'm just guessing though.
However it might be a moot point. I think you are using the word plaintiff wrong. You would have a prosecutor in a criminal case, but I think the word plaintiff is only used in civil cases. So in your story there wouldn't even be a plaintiff. In civil, the plaintiff is the one initiating a law suit. In criminal, the prosecutor does the equivalent of that. So in a way, the plaintiff and prosecutor have the same role, but that's stretching it.0