Thursday, March 11, 2010

Good Defence Lawyering...

Sometimes it happens. Had a theft case the other day, a bag containing an iPod, camera, and telephone was stolen.

Defendant plead guilty.

It was a restitution hearing. The victim had receipts for each item.

Instead of calling the victim an extortionist, which is what they usually do, this lawyer went on line. He looked up each item (or their equivalent) and found the current retail prices, which were less than the prices a year ago.

Everyone was happy. Not for long, the defendant won't pay $300 any more than he would have paid $600.

But it was nice to see a defence lawyer act as if he was interested in a victim being recompensed fairly.

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