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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 09:56 AM
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12. The $300 for record expungement is CHEAP.
Why would you think the expungement would be covered with the price of representing your family member on the charge? The case the attorney was hired to defend is the one he won. Expungement is about removing from the official records any hint of the charge.

As for the First Amendment argument, the attorney prevailed and got your family member OFF. He clearly knew what he was doing. Your argument is a weak one, because it goes to the issue of judging the quality of the evidence. That is a non winner, because the prosecution only needs the thinnest of rationales and facts to keep a case active. You, your nephew and the whole family are lucky you had a lawyer who knew what he was doing.

The prosecution is not driven by reason or logic. They think everyone is guilty the instant anyone connected to law enforcement thinks the accused is guilty. They presume, not innocence, but guilt. Every time. We are now dealing with a nationwide epidemic of prosecutors and law enforcement who think any means they use is a valid path to their ends.

The most logical explanation is that the foreign student used the computer and downloaded the porn. It's possible Restronics did it, but that would require experts whose costs make the attorney's fees seem small by comparison.

If your nephew got out of this for less than 10 grand, he got off paying less than one would expect. We live in a world of prosecutors and law enforcement now. They can make anyone's life miserable on a whim, and often do, just as in this incident.

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