I was thinking something about this today. One of my friends pleaded for 20 hours of community time for "road rage" in which as many witnesses saw his side of the story as her's. Since the state picks up the charges, he has to go to court and pay for a lawyer...The challenge is on him to prove his innocence against the state, with whom he really has no beef. There was no victim, no one was harmed, he yelled IN his vehicle with his windows up when she cut him off...That was it, she claimed he was much more vocal and threatening and even driving erratically. I know this is normal procedure, but it just gets me how one party doesn't have to pay for a lawyer, and prosecutes someone, while the other has to front the money for a lawyer to defend their innocence. Ya know, another topic, but still. Just wanted to ramble on that.
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