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Let's get more now on the case in the mother's legal options right what does she do Heather Hanson is a criminal.
Defense attorney look other I've been to Mexico many times have gotten pulled over at one time -- did not thing and if you don't got a hundred bucks you're going to jail luckily I had a hundred bucks but.
You know she didn't carry six kilos of pot on the bus and -- to the underside of the -- -- get no evidence and yet she can be in jail for months and months.
Well -- actually it right -- what you said is correct to Mexico has the highest rates the -- of Americans other than America and the world that they have more American prisoners then.
Anyone else in the world other than America.
And the interesting thing is in Mexico you're actually guilty until proven innocent.
So she's really climbing -- half topped wall here it's going to be it's going to be a tough fight for her.
And I don't think people understand -- that in Mexico what happens in the court is that they give all the testimony and then you have the prosecutors and defense attorneys kind of looking over the court reporter shoulder she types it all up handed to the judge the judge reads it and then makes is.
Decision and that could take several more days.
Well that's exactly right what -- I think the smartest thing that the family has done here is brought the media into the case.
You know you guys have covered back in December a marine who was arrested in Mexico for possession of a firearm and until the media gotten involved.
That -- he languished in prison for five months.
Here she's been in -- a week.
She's got senators on her -- that the State Department -- watching out for her.
And I think that's gonna make a big difference because as you just stated Trace this system is definitely so different from the American system.
And very difficult for us to traverse so it's very helpful to have the State Department involved.
And very quickly Heather I mean the is it helpful for her to have attorneys on this side of the border helping or is it just no use at all.
I think it's definitely helpful the more the more eyes looking at this the more people involved with this the better.
You know again the good thing as with all of this media attention the judge is going to have to be very careful to do everything by the book and that's far there's -- question of whether it's been done by the book.
So it's it's definitely going to be helpful to have more people involved hopefully so that's good news on Friday.
-- good advice Heather -- criminal defense attorney Heather good -- thank you appreciate it thank you.
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