I’ve been exchanging emails with a couple of folks about this, and I really want to know what YOU think, because I don’t know if I’m missing something here.
First, just the facts, ma’am: Rara has been taken into custody because the DA has decided to go forward with a case against her. Bail is set at $250,000. Her first court date is May 23rd.
A couple more: the fact that she’s been taken into custody does not mean she’s been convicted. It means she’s in custody until she goes to trial unless she can meet bail.
Her first court date is not the same as a trial. She will probably enter a plea. If she pleads innocent, a trial date will be set at that time.
Am I correct so far? I think I am, but maybe not. I certainly do not claim to be an expert. For the sake of argument, though, let’s continue as if I am right:
Rara went to see a lawyer and requested that he help her turn herself in. The lawyer refused, suggesting instead that she try to raise bail (which, IIRC, was $18, 000 at that point). He then offered to represent her for what basically amounted to pro bono for a lawyer of his caliber.
So. There is a high caliber lawyer with whom Rara has already made contact and who believes that her case is strong enough to take on for “what amounts to pro bono”.
Am I crazy to think that someone ought to get in touch with this guy to see what it would take to retain him for Rara’s defense? Am I the only one who thinks that Rara will end up regretting it if she throws the towel in now? Am I the only one who thinks we ought only to have begun to fight?
There are less than 13 days before Rara has her first court date.
THIS AIN’T OVER YET, FOLKS.
If the lawyer agrees to a reasonable fee (and why wouldn’t he?) can Rara’s 8,000+ followers find a way to raise it? It would only take a retainer to begin. If Rara’s followers raise the money for the lawyer, are they going to stop there and forget about Grayson and the kitties? Somehow I don’t think so.
Tell me. What have I missed? Why is this NOT doable? At least talk to the damn lawyer. I know Rara has indicated that she no longer wants to fight, but maybe things are not so dire as she thinks. Maybe, just maybe, what she REALLY needs right now is good, solid legal counsel.
I’m just sayin’.