Prosecutor: Your Honor, we're going to ask for the death penalty in this case.Of course, that's not as much a concern as it has been in previous years. This year I suppose I should be more worried about the people with whom I've been bumping heads for the last seven years or so having interesting conversations with the guy who's going to be paying my salary pretty soon.
Judge: Mr. Smith, this is a jaywalking case.
Prosecutor: I understand that your Honor. Under the new statute passed by the General Assembly as interpreted by Commonwealth v. Rankoov we can assert the death penalty as long as the misdemeanor doesn't specifically call for jail time.
Judge: If you say so counselor.
Me: (sputter) em, er, eh, WHAT!?!
Hmmmm . . .