Call a lawyer

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krwhiting

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I always find it interesting when people in books or movies know something about the victim of a crime or how it was carried out and they struggle with how to get the information to the authorities without being made a suspect. It's pretty simple actually. Call a lawyer, retain him, provide the information, and he'll relay it to the authorities without ever identifying you (assuming he's a real lawyer who intends to remain a lawyer). Why is this route so rarely, if ever, used in fiction?

Kelly
 

kingricefan

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I always find it interesting when people in books or movies know something about the victim of a crime or how it was carried out and they struggle with how to get the information to the authorities without being made a suspect. It's pretty simple actually. Call a lawyer, retain him, provide the information, and he'll relay it to the authorities without ever identifying you (assuming he's a real lawyer who intends to remain a lawyer). Why is this route so rarely, if ever, used in fiction?

Kelly
It would be a rather short book, doncha think? I guess writers do this to raise the suspense for the reader and to maybe show that their character has to go thru a decision making process?
 

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