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    If a defense attorney ever wonders why so many people hate them...

    ...here's their answer. This article about this lady's "defense" is so ridiculous...I honestly believe you have to sell your soul to Satan in order to defend someone like this.

    Defense: Jacobson's drink came after crash - The Denver Post

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    Defense: Jacobson's drink came after crash
    Lawyers say the driver was sober during the fatal wreck on the highway to DIA.

    There was no dispute Tuesday that Sandra Jacobson was drunk on Jan. 28, 2009 — the day her pickup and a taxi van collided, sparking a wreck that killed two Connecticut librarians.

    But on the first day of testimony in her vehicular-homicide trial, jurors were asked to consider a version of events in which she was sober at the time of the 10:30 a.m. collision, downed a mixture of banana schnapps and Vitamin Water a short time later, and lied to several officers when she claimed she had consumed only cold medicine.


    Prosecutors alleged Jacobson was driving more than 80 mph, lost control of the pickup, veered into the lane next to her, and sideswiped the van, which skidded off the road and rolled over, ejecting McClelland and Krasniewicz.

    Jacobson drove on to the airport, followed by a witness who later pointed out her truck to a police officer.


    Elliott, however, countered that Jacobson was sober as she drove to the airport, that the cab driver was actually at fault and that Jacobson did not know she'd been in an accident. He asserted that his client had downed a schnapps-laced Vitamin Water after arriving at DIA.

    "That road bomb, the road pop, is what brings us here and what we have to deal with," he said.
    Another article has the woman claiming that the bottle was leftover from the night before, and when she drank it, she didn't realize it was liquor. And that bottle somehow got her to five times the legal limit.

    I hope she fries, and her lawyer can go with her.
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    Years ago there was a trial here of a guy accussed of killing a deputy. The suspect is indian. His lawyer told the jury that it was okay to kill the "white man" because they had been doing it for years to the indians and that LE was just an extension of that. The guy was acquited. He was later sent to prison for shooting up his sisters place with his neice and other family inside.
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    possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'

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    I would imagine her initial statement of "drinking couch medicine" will dash any hopes of using her schnaaps defense.

    If the prosecution handles the case correctly, they should be able to open up some holes in their argument.
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    Guys, lawyers are our betters. Just ask them.

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

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    That lawyer should be charged with grand theft everytime he takes a breath. That's about the most stupid defense for DUI I have ever heard.
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    Sounds to me like the fucking defense lawyer is drinking from the same bottle as his piece of shit client.

    "It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
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    We get paid and are sworn to uphold Laws that some people do not agree with. We take an oath to do so.

    Lawyers get paid to defend their clients, regardless of their personal feelings of guilt or innocence. They take an oath to do so.

    What am I saying? Dumb fucks... is why I could NEVER be a Defense Attorney.



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