Traffic Court Shenanigans

I usually go to traffic court at least a couple of times a week. It never fails to entertain. Before the traffic trials proper begin, there’s usually a fairly hefty docket of arraignments (those that show up to plead either guilty, not guilty, or no contest).

The parade of foolishness is a spectacle I always enjoy. Case in point:

A young African-American gentleman plead no contest to some violation (what it was isn’t important). This was the conversation that ensued:

Defendant (to the judge): “Can I get community service?” (As opposed to paying a fine)

Judge: “I don’t know, can you? What’s your hardship?”

Defendant: “I haven’t worked in three years. It was a summer job.”

Judge: “Who pays your bills?”

Defendant: “I do.”

Judge: “Do I want to know how you make your money?”

Defendant: “No.”

I can’t make this shit up, folks.

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4 thoughts on “Traffic Court Shenanigans

  1. I remember being in night court about 30 years ago. Hefty fines for handicapped parking had just been implemented and court was full of people. Court clerk stands up and announces. “All rise” as the Justice arrives in his Wheelchair. Courtroom emptied quickly and cashier got very busy.