Open Letter to et alia;
Thank you so much for your opinions.
Unfortunately for me, I came to this web-site to seek actual legal advice to perhaps put to use in a potential defense.
As I recall, defending myself in court is still one of my/our God given rights as a U.S. Citizen(s).
I am sure all of you would agree with that, yes?
Therefore, since we are all in agreement, we can further agree that seeking an avenue which perhaps may lead to being found "Not Guilty" is not the same as proclaiming here, or anywhere, innocence. Even under the colour of successfully being found "Not Guilty".
Isn't this a fundamental premise of the adversarial system of jurisprudence, guaranteed by our Constitution, and further supported by our Bill of Rights, by which we all live in this country? The right to mount a potentially successful defense is not only bestowed upon citizens whose legal circumstances we each may find ourselves in accordance with; It is also a right for those with whom we may strongly disagree. And what seems to be reflected in the responses here, is many of you deem me guilty and without any plausible defense whatsoever.
The name of the site is in fact ExpertLaw.com and appeared as a topmost choice via GOOGLE for those seeking actual legal advice .
So far as I can tell, I have received much opinion. Much of it benignly snarky, leaning towards condemnatory.
However, to date no actual legal advice has been offered that might be interpreted as even slightly assistive along the lines of my original inquiry.
As I just stated, everyone in this country has the right to mount a reasonable defense in any legal proceeding in which they may find themselves, as a citizen of this country. Therefore, again I request of any reader actually in possession of the right to use JD after their name, please respond with any useable legal references or counsel, which may actually assist in assembling a potential reasonable defense.
After all, absent the JD in your title, whatever it may be, and I am not saying anything negative about your title in any way, nevertheless, there is nothing “ExpertLaw” in anything you may have to say without it. At best, while what you may say you may also strongly believe, granted. However, alas, it carries no weight.
Opinions, while they are entertaining, and on occasion even amusing, they offer nothing useful in the development of a reasonable defense. And I came here to seek useful legal information with which to perhaps exercise my legal right to reasonably defend myself.
And before those of you predisposed to writing something snarky and/or nasty in response, in order to blow me off, please consider ... no really, allow for the possibility in which you may one day find yourself in an unexpected legal predicament, and for which you may want to explore the defense of, needing helpful and useful advice.
Hey, it could happen .
Think about it for a second, if you were, and hopefully you won't, but if you were ... and you came here seeking real advice ... would you want to hear from you in the same way I have heard from you?
A case in point: Trayvon Martin.
I knew that would get your attention. Irrespective of the side you chose to be on in that one ... no fibbing here, we all picked a side to be on in that one, and yes, you did too ... did Mr. George Zimmerman have a right to a reasonable defense, or not?
Damn right he did!
And in my case, so do I. There are no comparisons to be made between the two, no, that is not what I am suggesting here.
To press the point, I am saying each of us has the right to defend ourselves if and when the situation presents itself. Therefore each of us has a reasonable and legitimate need for competent and reliable legal advice, devoid of personal opinion on the part of those whose advice is sought, that lends itself towards the efforts of the one seeking to develop and mount a reasonable defense.
If one puts oneself in the position of offering legal advice to those seeking such, logically, such advice must be aligned with the principle of being the best advice available, which may assist with a successful defense, hopefully resulting in a verdict of Not Guilty. By its nature, the idea of offering legal advice is ethically and morally bound to a assisting with a successful defense, hopefully resulting in a verdict of Not Guilty. Distinctly different from “Innocent”.
There is no other reason on this earth to offer "legal advice". Anything less than that is to assist with the prosecution, its polar opposite.
Each response to my original posting here, has essentially suggested that I just lie down and die, figuratively & legally speaking. That is advice a prosecutor would offer. Naturally, because that is what prosecutor's do. If that is the position you are predisposed towards, why are you registered at this site. This is a site that is allegedly offering "legal advice".
Legal advice is neither glib, nor snarky ... ever!
Could it be because you don't actually possess any viable, demonstrable knowledge of the law, which could be put towards the creation of a successful defense? Instead, you tell those asking they have no chance, take the conviction and pay the fine. And if you say it aggressively enough so that you sound as though you seem to really know what you are talking about, as in “end of discussion”, you win by having them, if they are foolish enough to listen to you, take the loss.
Because it’s easier than admitting you have nothing to say that could help, simply because you do not know? And I would assert you have not yet learned there is no dishonor in saying “I don’t know” when you really don’t know!
I don't know, I am surmising here. I do not know any of you. But sitting there behind the anonymity of your keyboard, telling me I have no chance, "just give it up, you're guilty, end of story". That is not legal advice.
I am guessing that some of you work @ local banks, grocery stores, community colleges, hospitals, mutual funds, television stations & pizza shops, who knows. What is apparent, however, is that among you, not one will turn out to be an actual, living, breathing, practicing attorney, with a legal JD behind your names.
Not a single response has been written bearing witness to a practiced command of legal concepts; not one of you have shown any genuine familiarity with the law as an educational pursuit; not one of you has demonstrated any ability whatsoever to dispense with any legitimate legal defense advice that wouldn’t be retrieved from a weekend planted on the sofa watching reruns of Law & Order, or a few hours on GOOGLE.
Further, to one degree or another, it has mostly been knee-jerk, condescending, demeaning, condemning, accusatory and worst of all, just plain snarky.
Since when is legal advice dispensed in those flavours?
But you are all very, very passionate in your guarantees that there is no way out for me. I should just go buy a rope and hang myself in the closet, again, figuratively speaking.
You should notice that if you are here to actually assist other people with legitimate legal advice, and be assistive with your input, it's not working. It's just not working. The timbre of the “advice” you are handing out here, generally speaking, resonates more with the voices heard on the likes of DISQUS, not a legal advice site. Really.
p.s. To Mr. Knowitall; none of this has anything to do with your response or query.
Again, Thank you.