Saturday, May 3, 2008

More Proof That Not All Lawyers Are Brilliant, On Several Levels: "It's My Wife's Marijuana, Officer"

Posted by Alan Childress

The blog Western Justice {"from a small town DA") shares its nominee for the "we've heard it all" file, which "is the elected DA who was pulled over, and had less than one ounce of marijuana. . ."

Now, this is probably not the first time it has happened to a corrupt/stupid DA. Here in my state, that is not a felony, and it rarely carries jail time if it is your first offense, so what was flabbergasting about the case is that normally, people mitigate their offense and cop to a lesser crime ("Oh, it's not that much marijuana"). This DA was not so smart. He told the officer (obviously not verbatim), "Oh, um, the marijuana? Ha ha . . . . eh . . . it's not mine!!! Yeah, that's it, it's not mine! It's for my wife. She's sick, and I'm bringing it home to her."

The poor fellow just copped to a higher charge--distribution of marijuana, a felony.

See, and I am thinking the second-level stupid thing is to ever, ever narc on your spouse.

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