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?”
I can’t make this shit up, folks.
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