Monday, August 28, 2006
CrimProfs Douglas W. Godfrey and Bill Schroeder Comment on Prosecution Bringing Charges Against Prominent Lawyer
From belleville.com: Chicago-Kent College of Law CrimProf Douglas W. Godfrey and Southern Illinois University Carbondale CrimProf Bill Schroeder both commented in a recent Belleville News Democrat Article about the potential of prosecutors filing charges against well-known Madison County, Illi. lawyer L. Thomas Lakin for supposedly having sexually abused minors during cocaine parties
Both CrimProfs say that if prosecutors file any charges against well-known Madison County lawyer L. Thomas Lakin, they'll first make sure they have an airtight case.
Godfrey, who previously prosecuted sex crimes and homicides, said a prominent attorney such as Lakin is likely to hire "one of the top five criminal defense attorneys in the country. They will fight this tooth-and-nail. He's got the money and he's got the acumen."
CrimProf Schroeder said: "My guess is that given the high visibility of the case and the prominence of the Lakin Law Firm, they are being extra careful. I agree they are much quicker to act in the ordinary case." Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]