“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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