June 9, 2008

Honesty In Traffic Court

Me: "Okay, thank you, Deputy So-and-So. Mr. [Smith], do you have any questions for Deputy So-and-So?"

Defendant: "No, Your Honor. I just came here today to see if the officer would show up, and he did. I just wanted to see if there was any way I could get my money back even though I don't deserve it!"

Everyone laughed, including the officer who wrote the ticket. I found the guy guilty, but thanked him for his candor and offered to let him go to traffic school.

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