He fights his case by hiring an experienced defense attorney. The State has to prove he knew they were fake, which is almost as hard as it sounds. Every case I've had like that in Dallas I've gotten dismissed. So yes, it's worth fighting.
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You don't have to prove what he knew or didn't know. The government has to prove that he knew. Having said that, lawyers are required to investigate their case and any smart lawyer will try and gather evidence to refute the State's assumptions. This involves interviewing possible witnesses, subpoenaing documents, etc.
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Your brother needs a good juvenile defense attorney. Please consult an attorney in your local area. Many attorneys, like myself, give a free initial consult and can give you clearer guidance based on all the specific facts of your case. Take all documentation with you for review by any attorney you contact, you will get a better assessment of your possible options and outcomes
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