Learning Goal: I’m working on a criminal justice discussion question and need a
Learning Goal: I’m working on a criminal justice discussion question and need a
Learning Goal: I'm working on a criminal justice discussion question and need a sample draft to help me learn.You are a defense attorney who represents Molly, 23, a recent college grad, on charges relating to drug distribution. She was arrested following the arrest of a casual friend. Via police surveillance, the recovery of drugs, and a confession, the case against Molly's friend seems to be a slam dunk. The friend claims however, that she was merely a courier and that she stored Molly's drugs at her apartment in order to keep them hidden from Molly's roommates. She alleges that your client is the ringleader/mastermind, and she will testify against Molly in exchange for a more lenient sentence. A home surveillance system captured Molly sitting in the car outside an apartment during a drug sale, Molly's fingerprints were found on a small box in the friend's home that held marijuana, and on a storage bin holding a large quantity of drugs. A customer alleges that he is almost certain that he has bought drugs directly from Molly. .Molly claims she was not involved with the drug distribution ring, but on a couple of occasions gave her car-less friend a ride on assorted errands - including a ride to drop off a "gift" at the apartment that happened to be across the street from the outside surveillance camera. She admits that she smokes weed every once in awhile, and has smoked with the friend a couple times, and that is why her fingerprints were found on the small box. She claims the other prints cannot be hers, and the customer is mistaken or lying to cover for the friend..Your client has one misdemeanor arrest (related to possession of a fake ID & alcohol; she completed a diversion program) several years in the past but she has no other criminal history; she has a job as a bank teller that pays okay, she is in the process of applying to grad school, and no drugs were found in her home. Molly has been offered a plea deal in which she will receive one year in jail and a misdemeanor conviction if she accepts. If she goes to trial she faces a jury of six, and five years in prison on a felony conviction should the jury find her guilty. Using all relevant reading to support your decision, explain what you advise Molly to do and why? Be sure you clearly explain to Molly all of the pros, cons & considerations of each possible decision..Note: Rely on class reading, and presented facts only; do not pull in NY penal law regarding drugs etc. Requirements: 800 words   |   .doc file

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