Creative defense lawyer

Discussion in 'The ChitChat Lounge' started by Redalert, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. Redalert

    Redalert New Member

    A lawyer defending a man accused of burglary tried this creative defense: "My client merely inserted his arm into the window and removed a few trifling articles. His arm is not himself, and I fail to see how you can punish the whole individual for an offence committed by his limb."
    "Well put," the judge replied. "Using your logic, I sentence the defendant's arm to one year's imprisonment. He can accompany it or not, as he chooses." The defendant smiled. With his lawyer's assistance he detached his artificial limb, laid it on the bench, and walked out.
  2. esgallindeion

    esgallindeion Minstrel Knight

    Well, as they say, "A good lawyer knows the law; a great lawyer knows the judge. "

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