Prisoner Tells the Judge How to Pronounce the Name of the Illegal Drug

“Court Case Friday”

I had a prisoner in my courtroom charged with felony transportation and sale of a drug.  It was a new designer drug I hadn’t seen before.  It had a very long technical name.

I started to advise him of the charges: “You are charged with felony transportation and sale of drugs: to wit . . .”  I paused, trying to figure out how to pronoun the name of the drug.

The defendant immediately blurted out, “It’s pronounced …

I thanked him for his help while everyone in the courtroom laughed and his lawyer cringed.

After a moment, the bright lawyer argued that the defendant voluntarily “helping” the judge was a “mitigating factor” which entitled him to a reduced sentence.

(I gave the defendant an extra 1 day credit against his sentence for helping me.)

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