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Lane's Lawyer -- The Dead Kid is Partly to Blame

8/2/2007 2:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

lane garrisonGarrison's lawyer Harland Braun just said, "Mr. Garrison should be sentenced based on the facts. He has a version in which he was approached to buy the alcohol and he inadvertently did it. He criminally caused the accident because he was a drunk driver. Suggesting Vahagn was partially at fault, Braun said, "The young man died because he was sitting in a car with a drunk driver."

As for the PSA, Braun said, "It was designed to be a depiction of how horrific this accident can be. It wasn't designed to be a recreation of this accident."

Braun continued, "This was a minor mistake in driving. Any drunk driver could have done it."

Braun then said, "The point we are trying to make is this is a tough case. Good people are drunk drivers."

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Shari    

sad blaming the victim

2553 days ago
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ajk2821    

What a crock of poo. I thought Lane was going to accept blame for this. 10 will get you 20 that he appeals until he gets the Hollywood Rich Person (no jail) sentence.

2553 days ago
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blah    

first

2553 days ago
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Outraged    

"Good people are drunk drivers"? How absurd!!!!!!

2553 days ago
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brbjr666    

I hate lawyers. Until I need one.

2553 days ago
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disaster    

his lawyer is making everything worse than it was before. close your mouth buddy!

2553 days ago
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Desiree    

OH MY GOD !!! This lawyer is a total sleaze! EVEN by Hollywood standards. And Lane, YOU NEED TO BE LOCKED UP! For a very very very long time. YOU were driving and dead people can't defend themselves, you slime.

2553 days ago
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St. Olof    

TMZ - Can I get a story that doesn't involve this man. All we have left is chickens, PETA and David Hasselhoff. What's Gummy & Greasy Bear up to?

2553 days ago
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Cindy    

Does this lawyer think blaming a dead teen is a good strategy? I hope this guy comes cheap.

2553 days ago
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Amanda    

Maybe the victim wouldn't be a victim if he had not gotten in a car with a drunk driver. Maybe people should think about their actions and the consequences that become of them.

2553 days ago
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Cross    

That is ridiculous! It may have been a bad decisions for him to ride with Garrision but it is in no way his fault! Garrision chose to drink and Garrision then chose to drive and a kid ended up dead.

2553 days ago
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Kleigha    

I am so glad that all of you have NEVER EVER made a terrible mistake in your lives. I feel honored to be in your presence........

2553 days ago
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sammy    

Is the lawyer drunk???? Blaming the victim???? This will not sit well with the judge. You don't justify what you did wrong by blaming the people you hurt. What a moron.

2553 days ago
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Teri    

This is a minor mistake in driving? Are you kidding me?!?! His attorney is just making it worse for him.

2553 days ago
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CRYSTAL    

he is just stating the fact people. if the victim didn't want to get drunk, he may be alive today! He should be on trial for serving alcohol to minors, not murder

2553 days ago
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