21 December 2010

Moments for a Prosecutor to Drool Over

The last statement made by the defendant on direct examination:
. . . but I'm not guilty this time!"


Suzanne said...

One of my favorite responses:
Q: Why haven't you paid your fines?
A: I don't work & my husband's disabled.
Q: What's the nature of your husband's disability?
A: Oh he's not....he's just lazy and sorry.


Jamison said...

I can't tell you the number of times a client has wanted to use this as a defense when I was a public defender: Listen, I pled guilty every other time I was arrested. Since I am not pleading guilty this time, that should be proof that I didn't commit the crime.