Or is a juror of peers impossible for the average low income defendant without a high priced lawyer?
Asked by Anonymous at 5:08 PM on Jan. 7, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
I KNOW they are not. My DH had his wallet stolen years before we met. After we were married we found out someone had opened an acct in his name and bounced LOTS of checks in 2 counties over one weekend! One county compared signatures and immediately saw it wasn't him and cleared him. The other county arrested him when he went to get his license renewed. He was extradited, spent a night in jail. $200 to bail him out. $1000 for a lawyer. Autozone was one of the places, and they sent an employee who had worked that day TEN YEARS BEFORE and she said she remembered him. Are you kidding me! I worked retail...ther is NO WAY. The judge convicted him. Even tho we could prove he lived hours away from there then and that the signature wasn't even close! He now has a conviction for something he never did.
By the way, the judge found every single person in his court guilty that day! That's nuts!
Answer by momof030404 at 5:15 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:19 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
Just the night. He said it was GOD AWFUL! I was just soooo pissed and felt so helpless. And everyone had this smirk on their faces when I would try and tell them he was innocent. It was very frustrating. And even more so after the guilty. The lawyer said we could take it to trial, and he would probably be found innocent, but it would have cost us thousands more and we didn't have it.
Answer by momof030404 at 5:22 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by momof030404 at 5:25 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
No, nor do I think that everyone walking the streets right now are innocent. I believe a great deal of them are guilty though.
Answer by QuinnMae at 5:27 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by QuinnMae at 5:32 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by okmanders at 5:39 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
I believe most are but many are not. That is why I am opposed to the death penalty not worth it to potentially put one innocent man or woman to death. I am also for legalizing some drugs. We need to get the guys who are caught selling weed out of jail so we can lock up child molesters for life. We need to have that money all these drug cases cost so we can pay public defenders more so we have qualified and better counsel for the poor. They may still be guilty but everyone deserves a good defense.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:12 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by mrssundin at 6:51 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:20 PM on Jan. 7, 2009