You have no authority here, Jackie Weaver
- Apr 3, 2020
Yes. Whilst not a lawyer, I had the distinct feeling this trial would be the easiest of slam dunks for the prosecution: as close to a "Yes your honour, I'm guilty, please take pity on me in sentencing" as it gets (unless the defendant is so stupid as to insit on pleading not guilty)."My client is an idiot, but he's not a malicious idiot" is a step or two above the "it was just a prank, bro" defense. Not from a legal standpoint, but a moral one.
I feel like our friend is going to learn one of the harsh laws of history: If you win, it's a revolution; if you lose, it's sedition or treason.
Thus the main tactic, I must suspect, is to play for every bit of sympathy and mitigation he can reach for.