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One of the things we see, over and over, is the process being used as the punishment. This can be anything from the cops arresting you for failure to identify when you don’t have to, to what we saw happen to Michael Flynn. I have been thinking of some remedies and this is a proposal.
Please note: This is not Bryan’s actual thoughts on the matter, but resolution for debate. The arguments made here are to support this resolution, not stances I necessarily personally believe.
Resolved: Every penny the government spends to prosecute someone, from arrest to sentencing or acquittal, should be matched for the accused for his or her defense. Money can be spent on lawyers, private investigators, labs, etc. Basically anything that the government gets to spend money on, the accused can also spend money on those things. Accounting and tracking costs will be covered by the government.
Any finding that the government did not provide this matching results in both in automatic payments to cover any bills outstanding, an automatic acquittal, and further compensation directly to the accused, tax-free, of 25% of the total defense.
What points do you like? Not like?
Edit: Based on the first several comments, it is clear that I am being misunderstood. This is not some daft idea where the government has employees or contractors it pays to defend you. This is money to spend on your defense. Like vouchers.Published in