It’s always sad to see a criminal lawyer cross the line and become a criminal former lawyer. In the case referred to in the above article a former prosecutor was convicted of smuggling a powerful heroin-like drug known as Dilaudid to a client in jail. Although an appeal is always possible, the former attorney was found not to be credible in her explanation that she thought she was only smuggling tobacco. Indeed, given the amount of the drug was only 2.6 grams, which would probably barely be sufficient for 2 or 3 cigarettes, it seems unlikely a higher court would fault the trial judge for failing to have a reasonable doubt as to the guilt of the accused.
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