Trial must be postponed because the lawyer is in custody

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Recently,a trial in North Troms District Court had to be postponed due to a somewhat unusual justification: The defendant was detained in a drug case.

 

 

Recently, a trial in North Troms District Court had to be postponed due to a somewhat unusual justification: The defendant was detained in a drug case.

The defendant in the case, which was due to court last week, is one of two trial lawyers who are charged with serious drug crimes, reported Tromsø newspaper.

The chief executive of Nordtroms District Court said that the two lawyers are also defendants in three cases that will appear in court later.

“These cases are scheduled for the autumn, so there will not be anything special done about the issues so far,” he explained.

In addition, one of the custody lawyers is a defendant in another serious drug trial, but the client himself has chosen to change defenders. The court does not know how many such exchanges are being discussed as a result of the two lawyers being charged.

The two attorneys were arrested two weeks ago. The police are keep their cards close to their chests, but have confirmed both searches and seizures.

On Monday, Nordlys wrote that more people have been arrested.

© NTB scanpix / #Norway Today

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