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It's not just defending it's representing the client.  Sometimes part of that representation is saying your screwed let's see what we can work out so that the judge sees we are not putting society through the expense of a trial.  Should defence counsel advise their clients to lie or defence mislead court to vigorously defend their clients?

True, and that happens probably way more than it should. Remember the burden of proof is on the prosecution, one is considered innocent until found guilty. The system however is far from perfect, and the defence lawyer may just want to push the case through so he/she can collect the fee - especially if the accused is not independently rich. The system is biased towards those with monetary resources.