Originally Posted by geoff_boycotts_grandmother
Money definitely provides a better defence. I expect Stokes' lawyer is spending vastly more time pouring over the details of the case whereas the other two defendants may only have legal aid advice from a legal aid lawyer who's rushed off their feet and only had time to glance at the file and the briefest of interviews with their client.
Unfortunately this government just doesn't value justice and has been unwilling to fund legal aid and the court system.
Many countries donít have legal aid - these chumps should feel lucky they are allowed to drink, stay out late and have a chance at a fair trial.