MAXIMUM PENALTY: Life
ISSUES: The Client was alleged to have driven two armed men to meet a drug dealer. After the drug dealer entered the car, the two gunmen were alleged to have entered the vehicle, threatening to shoot the Client and the drug dealer. The Client gave a very lengthy statement to the police, taking several inconsistent positions after the police used coercive interrogation tactics, including promising leniency if she changed her story to their version of events. The State had repeatedly relayed that they wanted the Client to do at least 15 years in prison and would have been pleased if she was sentenced to life.
OUTCOME: Probation with No Convictions.