Hello Mr. Major General Chapter 1340 | han-wuji
Gu Nianzhi laughed so hard that she bent down. "Professor He, youre so funny. The man offers so much, yet the woman doesnt even need to provide the dowry?"
"Of course not." He Zhichu decided to blabber nonsense with her. "Why would she want the dowry? The woman is already married, so why would she still want the dowry? Its not fair."
"Professor He, I dont know who will be so lucky to marry you in the future," Gu Nianzhi said earnestly. "She must have saved the Blue Planet in her past life."
He Zhichus throat was suddenly choked.
He wanted to say, its not that the person who married me is lucky, its that I need a little bit of luck to marry you
Unfortunately, he still couldnt say anything. He could only say hesitantly, " my standards are too high. So far, I havent seen anyone who meets my standards."
" Too high? Actually, its better to have higher standards. Its better to have less than an abundance of bad things. I admire you for this Professor He. Good luck!" Gu Nianzhi raised her arm and made a gesture of "good luck".
He Zhichu: " "
The two of them chatted nonchalanttly. He Zhichu reminded her again, "Dont get involved in the engagement party. Let them prepare. You have to prepare well for Luo Jialans case. The trial is in a little more than a week. How are your preparations going?"
Gu Nianzhi felt a little ashamed.
She had been preoccupied with Huo Shaohengs family for the past few days and hadnt had time to prepare for her own work.
Gu Nianzhi collected her thoughts and said earnestly, "Thank you for the reminder, Professor He. I have to prepare for the trial."
When Gu Nianzhi stopped talking about the Huo family, He Zhichu felt relieved.
"How is it? Is there anything I can help you with?" He Zhichu sat back down at his desk and opened the laptop on his desk. "Your case actually isnt easy to defend. The other party has hired Cai Shengnan as a defense lawyer"
Gu Nianzhi wasnt surprised. "I knew it. Cai Shengnan is Luo Jialans lawyer. She extorted six million dollars from Luo Jialan in advance. Tsk, tsk. Professor He, isnt her hourly rate even more expensive than yours?"
He Zhichu pressed the mouse in his hand and focused on the court documents. He ignored Gu Nianzhis sarcastic remarks and frowned.
"Nianzhi, the trial is in a few days. Did you get the appointment letter from the Public Prosecutors Office?" He Zhichu sounded very serious. "Did you continue to contact the Public Prosecutors office after the case was filed?"
Gu Nianzhi asked in surprise, "Whats wrong? Is there a problem?I havent gotten the appointment letter from the Public Prosecutors office yet, but "
But who else could it be besides her?
She had represented Song Jinning at the police station and the Public Prosecutors office on this case, and had successfully filed the case.
If the public prosecutor wanted an outside lawyer, she would be the best candidate.
He Zhichu instantly understood that Gu Nianzhi had taken it for granted.
He looked at the Public Prosecutors Offices list of the prosecution and defense for Song Jinning and Luo Jialans intentional homicide. He said airily, "Its fortunate that I asked you about it. Your name isnt on the prosecutions lawyers list."
He Zhichu pursed his lips as he looked at the prosecutors list.
They were all small-time lawyers from third-rate law firms. How could these people argue with Cai Shengnan?
Wasnt this handing the victory over to Cai Shengnan?
Cai Shengnan was no better at business than Gu Nianzhi. Perhaps it was because she had been a lobbyist for too long in the United States Congress, but Cai Shengnans "operational" skills were indeed much better than Gu Nianzhis.
He Zhichu didnt say a word and sent the notice to Gu Nianzhi. "Take a look for yourself. The Prosecutor Generals Offices website secretly posted the names of the prosecutions lawyers in Song Jinning v. Luo Jialans case. Youre not on it."
Criminal cases in the Huaxia Empire usually went through this process.
First, the police would investigate the case and hand it over to the Prosecutor Generals Office after they had gathered enough evidence. The Prosecutor Generals Office would then decide whether the case was prosecutable or not.
If it was, the Prosecutor Generals Office would file a case for prosecution, and at the same time, they would choose a suitable prosecution lawyer and prepare to appear in court to argue the case against the defendants lawyer.
Because this was a criminal case, the main body of the prosecution wasnt the victim, nor was it the victims representative lawyer. Instead, it was the Prosecutor Generals Office that had filed the case for prosecution.
The Prosecutor Generals Office would then appoint a prosecutor, and the prosecutor would choose a suitable prosecution lawyer to appear in court together to argue against the defendants defense lawyer.
In other words, the prosecution lawyer would represent the plaintiff and the defense lawyer would represent the defendant.
Generally speaking, the prosecution lawyer was the plaintiffs lawyer. However, the public prosecutor had to appoint a lawyer to appear in court to debate.
Gu Nianzhi had been directly appointed by the Public Prosecutors office to represent Luo Xinxue in her previous lawsuit against Bai Jinyi.
Gu Nianzhi had never known that there would be a problem with this.
When she saw the list of prosecution lawyers on the prosecutors Offices website, she sucked in her breath.
She stared at her phone screen, and her mind went blank for a moment.
She had never thought that such a thing would happen.
Gu Nianzhis brows furrowed slightly. Without saying another word, she began to search for information to see under what circumstances the prosecution would not choose the plaintiffs lawyer as the prosecutors lawyer.
After going through the relevant legal provisions, Gu Nianzhi discovered that in the decades of the Huaxia Empires Prosecutor Generals Office history, there were only three cases in which the plaintiffs lawyer hadnt been used as the prosecutions lawyer.
One of the reasons was that, for the first time, the prosecutions lawyer had been proven to be colluding with the defendants lawyer. This had severely harmed the interests of the plaintiff, which was his own client.
Therefore, not only did the plaintiffs lawyer fail to appear in court as the plaintiffs lawyer, but he was also stripped of his lawyers license.
For the second time, before the plaintiffs lawyer appeared in court, he was suddenly beaten into a brain dead state by a group of people. He lay in a hospital bed for two years before he woke up. Of course, he couldnt appear in court as the plaintiffs lawyer.
For the third time, the plaintiffs lawyer suddenly canceled his contract with the plaintiff before he appeared in court. The plaintiff didnt have time to find a new lawyer to represent him, so the prosecutors office appointed the plaintiffs lawyer on its own.
Therefore, the prosecutors office hadnt chosen the plaintiffs lawyer to represent the plaintiff in court because it was an undeniable factor.
This time, the prosecutors office had quietly removed her name from the prosecutions lawyer list without giving her a single reason.
They had even secretly placed the public notice in an inconspicuous place on the Internet. Were they planning to get it over with?
Gu Nianzhi held her phone to her ear and sneered. "This prosecutor is really something. I wonder how much money she received from Cai Shengnan."
"Cai Shengnan has been a lawyer in American politics for many years. Even if she wanted to bribe the prosecutor, she would never use a simple and crude method to bribe him. " He Zhichu reasoned calmly. "Dont waste your time on this."
"Im not wasting my time. The prosecutor has shown that hes being unfair, so why should I tolerate it?" Gu Nianzhi paced around the room in frustration.
She had prepared so much information for so long, but suddenly realized that it was impossible for her to even go to court. What was the point of this lawsuit then?
Gu Nianzhi was indignant. "No, I want to question the prosecutor immediately and ask whats going on."
"You can just object to the publicly announced lineup of Prosecution Lawyers. " He Zhichu taught her how to appeal to the prosecutors office through the proper channels, "You must always remember that your status is special. You must follow proper procedures and not give the other party a chance to take advantage of you."
Gu Nianzhi took a deep breath. "I understand. Thank you for your advice, Professor He."
After hanging up the phone, Gu Nianzhi began to study the formal interrogation procedure.
The prosecutors Office had publicly announced the prosecutions lawyer, which meant that it was fair and just.
In theory, if the plaintiff objected, the prosecutors office wouldnt be able to make its own decision. They would have to consider the plaintiffs request and provide reasons for doing so.
The defendant had no right to choose the prosecutions lawyer.
They could only choose their own lawyer and the members of the jury.
Gu Nianzhi was the plaintiffs lawyer, so she could represent the plaintiff in questioning the prosecutors office and oppose the prosecutors selection of the prosecutions lawyer lineup.
As she wrote the inquiry letter, cold sweat broke out on her back.
Unexpectedly, Cai Shengnan had gone off the rails and had no intention of arguing with her in court at all. She had directly set her up by preventing her from appearing in court.
If she wasnt able to appear in court, she would definitely lose to Cai Shengnan.
Fortunately, He Zhichu had gone to the Prosecutors Offices website in advance to take a look. Otherwise, she would have been so trapped that she would have had nowhere to cry.
Gu Nianzhi pursed her lips tightly and typed quickly. She quickly wrote a 500-word inquiry letter that expressed her opposition to the prosecutors selection of the prosecutions lawyers and demanded that they be replaced.
She sent the inquiry by email and asked for a reply, so that the other party couldnt deny it.
Not long after she sent the email, Xie Shenxing called someone over to invite her down for dinner.
Huo Shaoheng was also there, and he seemed to be in a good mood.
Gu Nianzhi didnt say anything about the prosecution lawyers. She quietly ate and joked with them as she calmly waited for the response from the prosecutors office.