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Jun 15, 2017

It's the 'Ask The Festival Lawyer' Podcast

In this week’s “Ask the Festival Lawyer” podcast, Cameron and Jason discuss the recent arrests made in conjunction with the deadly December 2nd Ghost Ship warehouse fire.

The two discuss the law of Involuntary manslaughter in California as well as a discussion of the legal arguments that the defense and prosecution are likely to make in this case.

Finally, the two talk about some of the bigger issues that prosecutions like this present for the Bay Area nightlife community.

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:  Jason and Cameron have no personal knowledge of the facts of the “Ghost Ship” prosecutions. Any defendant is entitled to the presumption of innocence and his guilt must be shown in a court of law. Any comments made on the podcast  are merely to help observers understand the law and standards of proof that will be applied in this prosecution and not to suggest a personal opinion about the defendants guilt or innocence.

Finally, although the Festival Lawyer is a lawyer he is not YOUR lawyer. The ATFL column gives general information about legal topics, NOT legal advice. The law is complex, varies a great deal from state to state, and each factual situation is different. Also, “The Festival Lawyer” is a fictional character. Think of the Festival Lawyer more like a legal spirit guide, encouraging you to educate and inform yourself.

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