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Court solidarity

Using the Court Solidarity tactics listed above directly affects the prosecutor and the courts. This is important to remember because the prosecutor has the power to negotiate or even drop charges. A court also has the power to consider the extent to which you cooperated with authorities during the course of the investigation and the extent of your remorse (if any) for the crime committed.

Court Solidarity involves people working together to fight their legal battles in court. Some activists have found that strength of numbers before the court has been successful in:

  • Getting everyone's charges dismissed, or negotiating a reduction or alteration to charges that is agreed to by everyone, will cover everyone and will not have a harsher impact on targeted individuals, or
  • vigorously fighting individual cases and working as a group to help everyone mount a strong defence.