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    Re: Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to charges that he staged a hoax

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Lots of people plead not guilty. In fact I would venture to guess on serious charges or high profile cases, most probably do. His plea means nothing if the law enforcement has the goods on him, and it sure sounds like they do.
    Yup, you're always supposed to plead not guilty at first. Once you get to a certain stage your lawyer negotiates a plea bargain and you plead to that.
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    Re: Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to charges that he staged a hoax

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    Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to charges that he staged a hoax - CNN



    LOL this idiot is actually gonna fight the charges. I hope he goes in for a long time.
    Actually, a Not Guilty plea at arraignment is entirely appropriate. You've got a right to defend yourself so you may as well take advantage of that right.

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    Re: Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to charges that he staged a hoax

    This is pretty damning from the Prosecutor. Of course the defense will
    have their turn to counter this in trial.


    Read the Proffer: Prosecutors Detail Allegations Against Jussie Smollett

    Prosecutors unveiled the full statement in court on Thursday against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of fabricating a racist and homophobic attack against himself in a bid for publicity. (Published Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019)

    Read the Proffer: Prosecutors Detail Allegations Against Jussie Smollett - NBC Chicago
    “The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.”

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    Re: Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to charges that he staged a hoax

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Lots of people plead not guilty. In fact I would venture to guess on serious charges or high profile cases, most probably do. His plea means nothing if the law enforcement has the goods on him, and it sure sounds like they do.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Actually, a Not Guilty plea at arraignment is entirely appropriate. You've got a right to defend yourself so you may as well take advantage of that right.
    It seems more than that to me though. His lawyers are actively saying that the police are lying- and theyre appearing in all the news shows.

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    Re: Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to charges that he staged a hoax

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    It seems more than that to me though. His lawyers are actively saying that the police are lying- and theyre appearing in all the news shows.
    That's a defense. Let them give it a shot.

    Personally, I don't think it's going to be a very effective defense and it's probably going to just earn him more ridicule but it's his right to put up a defense and that's what he should do.

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