Jose Baez, a well-known defense attorney who obtained an acquittal for Casey Anthony, has now joined Tory Lanez’s legal team, which is currently working on an appeal.
It is worth noting that Baez was not part of the legal team that fought Megan Thee Stallion’s camp in court last December 2022. Lanez, also known as Daystar Peterson, was convicted of felony assault with a semiautomatic handgun, carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and discharging a firearm with gross negligence. He faces a 22-year sentence.
In an interview with TMZ, Baez expressed his desire to be onboarded sooner.
He told the outlet:
“Unfortunately, this is the way that it is, but he’s got me now and I’m certainly willing to give him everything I have and hopefully, we’ll get the best result possible for him.”
Lanez, like Baez, had things he wished he could do during the trial.
“In all of that, there are things that certainly in the trial he wished had gone the other way. He’s trying his best to adjust to everything. In light of the fact that he’s never been in this situation before, it’s really a tough process to go through.”
According to HotNewHipHop, because Baez has not yet represented the Canadian rapper in court, he is unable to comment on the ongoing case, but he has suggested that there are aspects of the case that may warrant an appeal.
Regarding the “errors” that could have occurred during the trial, Baez stated:
“And I have to tell you, 9 out of 10 times, we get it wrong. So I would say that there’s probably a significant chance that there are numerous errors that are within the system and within this case that should be explored, and see if perhaps the results would have been different should it gone the other way.”
Baez has also expressed regret that he was not called earlier in the trial, even implying that Lanez could not be facing jail time right now.
The outlet even mentions that because Baez has never had a convicted client, the area of appeal is particularly new to him, which he appears to be confident about right now.