What if you had a brother who was retarded, and the law had accused him of something you knew he was not capable of doing? What would you do? Other than hire the best damn lawyer around, does any thing come to mind?
I have plans. Everyone has a line, and we’ve spent some time talking about our line in our family. Sometimes you fight. Sometimes you run.
Now, let’s talk about the specifics. So much of this depends on what the charges are, and what I know about my brother. I mean, are we talking about someone writing a speeding ticket to someone who can’t drive?
Is my brother in my personal care? Can he take care of himself? All these things come in to play.
But, worst case scenario: Let’s say there is a real possibility of jail time, and you have definitive proof that your brother didn’t do it, but you fear a corrupt judge or jury.
You get your brother the hell away. You leave. Nothing here worth risking your brother for. You make a plan, and you follow it. The legal process is both slow and lenient in the beginning. You need hours to cross the border. You should have days, if not weeks.
I am advocating breaking the law. Because at some point, the stakes become too high to trust a corrupt system to get it right.