If you find yourself on the wrong end of the law, you are not alone; in fact, it may very well be nothing to be ashamed of—assuming there is no victim (other than the unjustly accused and his or her loved ones).
The vast majority of laws on the books, mala prohibita, are designed to control the people, and to generate income for the State. Very few laws, mala in se, have anything to do with preventing people from encroaching on others, harming, or defrauding other people or their property.
Following are just a few examples of such victimless ‘crimes’: possession, sale, purchase, ‘manufacture’, or transfer of ‘controlled substances’; licensure laws; etc, etc.
Unfortunately, prosecutors usually offer plea bargains that involve paying a fine, or otherwise mitigate the punishment inflicted by the State, so some 95% of cases never go to trial.
In order to reverse this trend, and in order for the State to revise their laws or stop enforcing bad ones, enough defendants need to plead ‘not guilty’ and demand a trial by jury to make prosecution unworthy of the State’s time and money. This is where you come in.
You have the ultimate say in whether to challenge the law or take a plea. The good news is that there is a burgeoning movement, especially here in New Hampshire, of liberty activists who might very well be interested in coming to your defense. This is why it is important that you contact us and ask for help, especially if your case involves the violation of a law generally thought to be unjust.
Actions that can be taken on your behalf: jury outreach, court watching (and filming), demonstrations, letter writing campaign, and if your case is especially of interest in the quest for Liberty, there may even be legal help (whether conventional or unconventional) available.
A good site for your own New Hampshire specific legal research is www.NHCLOG.com. Also, check out this downloadable trifold, Don’t Take the Plea.
There certainly is no guarantee of the outcome of your case no matter what you do. But with the help of a fully informed jury and liberty activists, the chances may be increased that you will have a favorable outcome for you—and by extension, for all us.
In the name of liberty and justice, good luck!
The primary function of the independent juror is not, as many think, to dispense punishment to fellow citizens accused of breaking various laws, but rather to protect fellow citizens from tyrannical abuses of power by government.
The constitution guarantees you the right to trial by jury. This means that government must bring its case before a jury of the people if government wants to deprive any person of life, liberty, or property. Jurors can say no to government by refusing to convict.