Thursday, July 31, 2008

True Story

Associate Prosecutor (DCW as was - aka Prosecutor-Lite):- (opposing bail for defendant) "and further, sir, he has two convictions for Failing To Surrender; both of them committed on bail".

Chairman:- (putting down pen and taking off glasses) "How else could he have committed them, Mr. Prosecutor?"
Legal Adviser to defendant:- "Please sit down momentarily". Fortunately the defendant sat down and stayed down until told to stand up again.
A disproportionate number of defendants give their date of birth as 1/1 in whatever year. I am told that in countries with no working system of recording births and deaths (and there are many) people can be fairly sure of their year of birth, so the authorities settle for January 1st as the day.

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