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(AZ Family)   Lawyer who was tied up and robbed by armed robbers vows to ask the judge for leniency on the condition that they turn themselves in   (azfamily.com) divider line 22
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2014-05-09 07:14:47 AM  
Cates told the robbers that he did not keep cash in his office, but they did not believe him and began searching his desk.

They found and stole an undisclosed amount of money


Not helping the image of lawyers as trustworthy.
 
2014-05-09 07:36:44 AM  

fusillade762: Not helping the image of lawyers as trustworthy.


No reasonable person would tell the truth in this situation.
 
2014-05-09 08:02:49 AM  
Why am I picturing Saul?

/I break bad every morn till I get my coffee
//off my mountain
///oh... and fark lawyers
 
2014-05-09 08:08:16 AM  
Great. This is just what we need, another bleeding heart hug-a-thug lawyer. Next time I hope they beat the shiat out of him AND take his money.
 
2014-05-09 08:12:41 AM  
Never take the promise of a lawyer.
 
hej
2014-05-09 08:54:21 AM  
"robbed by armed robbers"

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2014-05-09 08:58:00 AM  

sethen320: Never take the promise of a lawyer.


I'm going with this.  The first thing that crossed my mind was that if the robbers turned themselves in and admitted guilt, he'd have a rock-solid civil case against them for damages and whatever else he could squeeze out of them and their families.  They may be worth nothing; then again the parents may be well-off.  We won't know until they turn themselves in.  When they do, the lawyer can reassess what he wants to do, based on any benefit to himself.  He claims to be in active recovery from substance abuse, not from being a lawyer.
 
2014-05-09 09:11:55 AM  
A lawyer and robbers who tie up their victims- sounds like "professional courtesy" to me.
 
2014-05-09 09:16:57 AM  

84Charlie: Great. This is just what we need, another bleeding heart hug-a-thug lawyer. Next time I hope they beat the shiat out of him AND take his money.


Awwww...you're just the cutest widdle thing. Yes you are!
 
2014-05-09 09:40:58 AM  
FTFA:  He no longer keeps cash in the office.


hahahaha.  Pile it on, pile it on.

/always, always, get cash up front if you're a criminal defense lawyer, which this guy is.
 
2014-05-09 10:11:25 AM  
Highly doubt that they are going to fall for it. The fact that the lawyer is offering leniency for turning themselves in just shows that they have no viable leads on who did it. Plus the lawyer put himself in a lose/lose situation. They turn themselves in and he breaks his word on leniency, he's a douche bag liar. He keeps his word, then it just further demonstrates our severely corrupt legal system in which we bargain with criminals. Bad move mister lawyer.
 
Skr
2014-05-09 10:18:46 AM  
'In further news, Lawyer was in no position to ask for leniency for armed robbery charge, says "Oops, my bad" when robbers go to serve long sentences.'
 
2014-05-09 10:24:43 AM  
I'm surprised no one is questioning whether this event really happened at all.

Or whether its a convenient excuse for the missing "undisclosed amount of money".
 
2014-05-09 10:33:49 AM  

Mr. Right: sethen320: Never take the promise of a lawyer.

I'm going with this.  The first thing that crossed my mind was that if the robbers turned themselves in and admitted guilt, he'd have a rock-solid civil case against them for damages and whatever else he could squeeze out of them and their families.  They may be worth nothing; then again the parents may be well-off.  We won't know until they turn themselves in.  When they do, the lawyer can reassess what he wants to do, based on any benefit to himself.  He claims to be in active recovery from substance abuse, not from being a lawyer.


1. What do you think the attorney is going to obtain from these two as the result of a civil judgment?
2. Under what theory of law do you think their parents would be held responsible?
3. Kudos for making the victim the bad guy. Let me guess, he was asking for it, right?
 
2014-05-09 10:47:29 AM  

AFKobel: I'm surprised no one is questioning whether this event really happened at all.

Or whether its a convenient excuse for the missing "undisclosed amount of money".


I came here to say, look he's a lawyer... I'm betting this never even happened.  When he's found out, folks are going to note that he called out "two black men" and things are going to get uncomfortable for him.
 
2014-05-09 10:57:53 AM  
If it was "she" rather than "he" I would have expected to recognize her from the hockey threads/
 
2014-05-09 11:02:13 AM  
Moral of the story: don't rob lawyers.
/yes, I'm a lawyer
//Don't rob me
 
2014-05-09 11:19:45 AM  

Dirty J1: He keeps his word, then it just further demonstrates our severely corrupt legal system in which we bargain with criminals. Bad move mister lawyer.


He's a  defense lawyer. I don't think he has any problems demonstrating how severely corrupt our legal system is.
 
2014-05-09 11:56:46 AM  

Theaetetus: Dirty J1: He keeps his word, then it just further demonstrates our severely corrupt legal system in which we bargain with criminals. Bad move mister lawyer.

He's a  defense lawyer. I don't think he has any problems demonstrating how severely corrupt our legal system is.


shiat if I was the defense lawyer they robbed, I'd take their case just to purposely botch the whole thing and fark them over. If such a thing were possible anyway. Probably wouldnt let me take it because of my clearly justified bias.
 
2014-05-09 02:15:49 PM  

Boxcutta: Mr. Right: sethen320: Never take the promise of a lawyer.

I'm going with this.  The first thing that crossed my mind was that if the robbers turned themselves in and admitted guilt, he'd have a rock-solid civil case against them for damages and whatever else he could squeeze out of them and their families.  They may be worth nothing; then again the parents may be well-off.  We won't know until they turn themselves in.  When they do, the lawyer can reassess what he wants to do, based on any benefit to himself.  He claims to be in active recovery from substance abuse, not from being a lawyer.

1. What do you think the attorney is going to obtain from these two as the result of a civil judgment?
2. Under what theory of law do you think their parents would be held responsible?
3. Kudos for making the victim the bad guy. Let me guess, he was asking for it, right?


1.  Maybe nothing.  But we won't know until they turn themselves in and we know who they are and what they have.
2.  I have absolutely no idea.  But if he's a creative lawyer, he'll think of something, whether it would ever pass muster in court or not.  It's not like he's going to end up with nothing but piles of lawyers' fees.
3.  I'm not trying to make the victim the bad guy.  I'm just suggesting that he might be trying to make the best of a bad situation.

Just because he says he wants to help them and hopes it will lure them in, doesn't mean he won't tell the prosecutor to throw the book at them if they do come forward.
 
2014-05-09 03:25:52 PM  
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2014-05-10 07:47:07 AM  
Maybe the robbers each gave him a dollar.
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