By Anonymous - 23/7/2021 10:01 - Australia - Warrnambool

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Today, whilst working in a law firm, I took a call from a criminal, demanding that we apply for bail as he didn't like being in jail. When I tried to explain no one likes being in jail, he became angry and hung up the phone. FML
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By  Bogrbon  |  24

Am I missing something? I mean I’ve never been arrested but, Isn’t that kind of what a law firm would do, assuming you’re criminal law representing him? Help handle a bail hearing, negotiate bail, argue in favor of bail etc? He sounds like an ass (he probably didn’t get arrested for being too polite and well mannered though), but it sounds condescending to explain no one likes jail.

It’s like I’m missing something here. Had he already been convicted, so bail wasn’t a thing? Were you not representing him as a client or a completely different type of law? Had bail been denied? I just see no reason in the context given for you to not say, “yeah that sucks, let’s work on that.”

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  turnabouttrial  |  19

Richard pencil! you're back! I was wondering where you were

By  Bogrbon  |  24

Am I missing something? I mean I’ve never been arrested but, Isn’t that kind of what a law firm would do, assuming you’re criminal law representing him? Help handle a bail hearing, negotiate bail, argue in favor of bail etc? He sounds like an ass (he probably didn’t get arrested for being too polite and well mannered though), but it sounds condescending to explain no one likes jail.

It’s like I’m missing something here. Had he already been convicted, so bail wasn’t a thing? Were you not representing him as a client or a completely different type of law? Had bail been denied? I just see no reason in the context given for you to not say, “yeah that sucks, let’s work on that.”

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  Jon Tessler  |  11

not always. most times people simply call a bail bondsman to get them out of jail. but for a big time crime, you would use a lawyer, who would file for a bail hearing. it's not like the lawyer can snap his fingers and make it happen