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Comment: Re:Since when is THAT a crime? (Score 2, Funny) 138

by grantsellis (#30410448) Attached to: Judges Can't "Friend" Lawyers in Florida
I'm sorry, but you lost me at, "If Hollywood has taught me anything about the Judiciary system," Because if Hollywood has taught me anything about the judicial system, it's that attorneys in criminal courts are people who are better looking than people you meet in real life, crime scene videos are infinitely zoomable so you can see the killer's microscopic tattoos, that judges like you to give a mini-criminal procedure lecture every time you make an objection, and that juries are actually impressed by grandstanding.

Comment: Re:Congratulations (Score 2, Interesting) 219

by grantsellis (#18207386) Attached to: Randal Schwartz's Charges Expunged
IANAL, but I work for a defense lawyer who handles expungements.

The whole point about expungement is that the court thinks you were guilty but is letting you off anyway because you've filled certain statutory criteria.

The most usual criterion (other than turning 18) is the passage of time.

This isn't justice delayed. The delay is the whole point. The court still thinks he's guilty but is letting him off anyway.

This means he can stop fighting REGARDLESS on whether or not the justice system thinks he was guilty.

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