Wow, um WOW at this thread. LawDog listen to Miss P, she knows whatís she talking about. Iím not an expert on criminal law but I have clerked for a criminal lawyer for the last year plus. I donít know what CBís lawyers are doing or how they plan to proceed, but I have a good idea how my boss would respond. He would not come up with any farfetched defenses, why? Because that stuff rarely works in real life. Instead he would do what we normally do for our clients who have a ton of evidence against them, chip away at small parts to get the best deal. Very rarely do we have clients who are A) completely innocent or B) think they can get away with the crimes. Most often the role of a criminal defense attorney is to explain to his client what the prosecution has to prove, and given the evidence, how likely it is they can prove it. Guilt or innocence is rarely the primary issue in criminal defense in real life, its more the factors of the evidence and the possible end results if you take this or that path. In many situations itís the wrong move to try and defend against a claim, when the odds are good they can make that claim, its better offense to play good defense and try to get that claim bounced down or a deal done. Lastly as my boss has said to many of our high profile clients in the past, you really donít want this to go to trial because it all becomes public info then and you will get crucified in the media. Sometimes its best for your client and their rep to not challenge a crime if they can make it disappear quickly out of the lime light rather than go through a widely publicized trial.
Quote from: Susan B. Anthony on March 11, 2009, 08:16:10 AMQuote from: dashrashi on March 11, 2009, 08:09:38 AMHe really is one of the worst. He strikes me as in-need-of-meds. Oh come on you know nothing about the legal worldI dare you to find one instance where I have known nothing about the legal world
Quote from: dashrashi on March 11, 2009, 08:09:38 AMHe really is one of the worst. He strikes me as in-need-of-meds. Oh come on you know nothing about the legal world
He really is one of the worst. He strikes me as in-need-of-meds.
I do. I can be quiet now. Promise.