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Posted: 1/12/2005 8:01:02 PM EDT
you get Busted. Crime pretty much immateriel.

You hire hot shot defense attorney.

Verdict: Not guilty.

Can you recover any of your financial loss?

Link Posted: 1/12/2005 8:19:07 PM EDT
financial loss meaning attorneys fees?  or what?  need a better hypo here.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 8:28:46 PM EDT
Charges brought by a prosicuter for a crime,  not much chance.  
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 8:35:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2005 8:36:42 PM EDT by EricTheHun]
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 8:35:20 PM EDT
Attorney's fees!

That's often quite a chunk of cash!

And how about id you win a civil case? Can you go after the idiot that came after you with a 1-800-Attack dog lawyer?
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 8:38:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 8:56:30 PM EDT
not criminal.  civil, sure.  not  just for malicious prosecution.  when you get divorced, if the plaintiff gets a default (i.e., defendant doesn't answer wiithin the time allotted) attorneys fees can be taxed to the plaintiff.  attorneys fees are commonly awarded as part of the compensation given to a plaintiff.  of course, you probably won't get them if you lose.....
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