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Q: A big drug dealer is arrested for possession with a gun near a lawyers law office. Because of the proximity, his siste

A big drug dealer is arrested for possession with a gun near a lawyers law office. Because of the proximity, his sister suspects the lawyer to be a cop, informer or snitch. The sister agrees to meet with two other of the lawyer’s drug clients at a hotel to determine whether or not the lawyer is trustworthy.

At all times, security cameras observe the sister constantly carrying a particular backpack at the hotel.

During a lobby meeting, the sister observes another suspected cop, informer or snitch is also in the hotel, but uninvited.

Subsequently, the sister enters the hotel room with gun in hand. After a tussle with the client who answered the door, she is shot and killed. Present, were the lawyer, and her two clients.

State’s theory is that the backpack contained a marketable amount of methamphetamine; Lawyer’s theory is that the backpack contained torture tools, as drugs would never be present at such a meet

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Do you have a legal question about this apparently hypothetical scenario?

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