Re: Warrant issued for Hernandez
posted at 6/22/2013 1:46 PM EDT
In response to MelWitt's comment:
Ropes and Gray is a well known, politically connected firm...I used to use them to do my bond due dillgence work....they may be extended every courtesy which could be including and up to time to get affairs in order for an agreement that AH will be there when requested to be there...that he will turn himself in once Ropes and Gray are told a warrant has been issued to avoid a public spectacle.....for all we know he's already done that and they are talking to him right now....don't doubt for a second that there are members of the Ropes and Gray crim inal law staff that have worked for local DA's offices and there is a limited fraternity of lawyers and law schools in the area....they tend to know one another , may have gone to law school together and many of the judges they'll be dealing with...favors are done...courtesies are extended when possible, especially for some well heeled clients with powerful lawyers
I believe you are right on the money with your post. Some of my law school classmates went to work for Ropes and Gray after graduation.
There are professional courtesies extended all the time to certain clients for certain lawyers.
Highly doubt that we will see a "perp" walk in this case. Quite the opposite. To the best of their ability, bring him in with the least amount of attention possible.
If Hernandez is completely innocent of any legal wrong doing, or at least the Bristol County D.A. cannot fashion a case beyond a reasonable doubt, nobody can make the charge the he was not ably represented nor was he railroaded.
There is no statute of limitation on homicide. But there is double jeopardy. So it is more important to get it right than get it fast.
Nobody is talking about the one sure victim here. Lyoyd. A 27 year old man shot multiple times and left in an industrial park. He is not coming back. Ever. But he does not play for the Patriots. Yet his murder, and his life now gone, is just as important in the eyes of the law as the man of the hour.
His family deserves to know what happened. His family deserves a criminal trial for anybody and everybody involved.