Tory Lanez's new lawyer, Jose Baez, speaks out after Tory Lanez was found guilty in Megan Thee Stallion shooting case.
Baez says she wishes he would have joined the case a bit sooner as he sees "numerous errors" that was made. "Unfortunately, this is the way it is but he’s got me now and I’m certainly willing to give him everything I have and hopefully, we’ll get the best result possible for him.”
The rapper continues, "as you may know, Tory has never been convicted of a crime and he has never had to deal with the circumstances that he’s dealing with. So the adjustment that he’s going through is new to him. To his credit, he’s listening to his lawyers. He’s an incredibly articulate young man. In all of that, there are things that certainly in the trial he wished had gone the other way. He’s trying his best to adjust to everything, and in light of the fact that he’s never been in this situation before, it’s really a tough process to go through.”
He goes on to explain some of the "mistakes" he's seen in the trial. "I haven’t made an appearance yet so I don’t think it’s proper for me to comment on the evidence but I will say this much, there’s mistakes in trials all the time. It’s a human system, it’s going to produce errors regardless. Now, when you have a high-profile case there’s a lot more things to worry about. A lot more things for the judiciary to worry about, a lot more things for the defense lawyers to worry about [and] a lot more things for the prosecution to worry about. So all players are now playing with additional work and need to be protecting those safeguards to make sure that there’s a fair trial to begin with.”
“Nine out of 10 times we get it wrong so I would say that there’s probably a significant chance that there are numerous errors that are within the system and within this case that should be explored. And see if perhaps the results would’ve been different should it gone the other way.”
As we previously reported, Tory Lanez was found guilty on all three felony counts in the Megan Thee Stallion shooting case. He was charged with assault with a semiautomatic handgun, carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle and discharging a firearm with gross negligence. He faces more than 20 years in prison and could be deported. Following the verdict, Tory Lanez was taken into custody and he will await sentencing that was scheduled for Jan. 27.