Larry London (LL) has a sad story. LL lives in Missouri, but he recently visited Los Angeles for a business trip. LL rented a car, and was out with clients having drinks one night. After he had consumed several drinks, he went to the parking lot, looking for his rental. He believed he had found his car, but inadvertently got into a very similar car that worked with his key.
LL was in a minor accident, and damaged the car he was driving. The owner of the car contacted the police, and the police arrested LL. The rightful owner was a powerful L.A. movie producer, Stephan Siegel (SS), who threatened to take LL â€œall the way to the Supreme Court.â€ The police also want to investigate LLâ€™s mishaps.
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Pretend you are a lawyer, representing LL, and that you must advise LL involved in this scenario.
Here are some questions to consider as you create your advice: Where would the owner of the damaged car file a civil lawsuit? Where would criminal charges be filed? With what crimes might Larry be charged? What is the likelihood of the criminal case ending up in a plea bargain and what are possible sentences in studentsâ€™ respective jurisdictions? What are the alternatives to litigation on the civil claims?
Keep the focus on criminal law and jurisdiction rather than tort law. Most importantly, make a case for why your client should win at trial.
Min 1 page, cite all sources MLA, use outside sources to support your answers.