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egal reasoning and ruling.

This was going to be the best great Groundhog day bash ever, and Nancy Stroud was glad to see her friends having a good time. It means a lot to have this apartment where they cloud gather their parties. She had been lucky to find a roommate like Lisa Munden with her beauticianââ?¬â?¢s income to help with the rent. Nancyââ?¬â?¢s student loan certainly would not have been enough to cover it. Now Nancyââ?¬â?¢s friends from college and Lisaââ?¬â?¢s friends from work and town mingled at the party. Neither Nancy nor Lisa knew all the guests. Each assumed the unknowns were friends of her roommate. As Nancy circulated among the guests she though she saw indications that some of them were using cocaine inside the apartment. Because she did not use drugs herself, she was not sure about her suspicions. After most of the guests had gone, there was a knock at the door and police officers were admitted to the apartment. They found residues of cocaine in several places. Nancy and Lisa were arrested.
Assume all the facts noted in this Case are true for the purposes of the questions below.
1. How would you attack a possession charge against your clients if you were defending them?
2. How would you construct a possession charge against them if you were a prosecutor?

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This was going to be the best great Groundhog day bash ever, and Nancy Stroud was glad to see her friends having a good time. It means a lot to have this apartment where they cloud gather their parties. She had been lucky to find a roommate like Lisa Munden with her beauticianââ?¬â?¢s income to help with the rent. Nancyââ?¬â?¢s student loan certainly would not have been enough to cover it. Now Nancyââ?¬â?¢s friends from college and Lisaââ?¬â?¢s friends from work and town mingled at the party. Neither Nancy nor Lisa knew all the guests. Each assumed the unknowns were friends of her roommate. As Nancy circulated among the guests she though she ...

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This answer offers cogent arguments relating to egal reasoning and ruling.

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