Wednesday, July 25, 2018

They Can Get You If They Want To

"If there is one thing a defense lawyer knows, it's that the government can get you if it wants to.  Any government.  Federal, state or local.  Law-abiding private citizens do not believe this until some government sets out to get them, and they have to pay good money to a man like me to fight for them, but their disbelief is like unto the very dew of May; it evaporates fast.  Along with their bank balances, cheerfulness, and the order of their lives."

George V Higgins in Defending Billy Ryan

Having been through this experience myself, let me just add Amen.

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