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We had several inmates in court for various charges. This one defendant  was in civilian clothes and with his attorney; and we had no idea that this particular case was even on the docket for sentencing. This guy gets sentenced to 15yrs for attempted murder. What happens next totally catches us off guard. After the judge sentenced this guy, his attorney ask the judge if his client could  report to the the jail by 5pm. After the prosecution objects the judge rules that he must immediately be taken into custody. Here is the kicker. The judge says this " well i see that he has some family here, well he can go into the hall and say his good byes when he gets done he must come back in and turn himself  over  the transport officer" myself and the other 2 transport officers looked at each other like what the hell!!!!!

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We had a traffic judge that regularly reamed people.


On one occasion, he yelled at a defendent for not wearing an approved motorcycle helmet. He went on and on about the benefits of a legal helmet, suggested the defendent might visit an E/R for head injuries and continued his chastising for a couple of minutes. He then went into his Vietnam service as a helicopter pilot and declared that a helmet saved his life many times.


The defendent was relieved to be found guilty, ... so he could leave the courtroom.


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I recall issuing a traffic summons to a lady for passing a school bus unloading children with the lights on and the stop flag out. The judge wanted to know the details. I informed the judge that she stated to me she did not see the school bus. The judge looked at her and stated let me improve your vision. $200.00 and court cost.

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Here's another one. Not real court drama but still an interesting call from a judge.


So, a guy misses his court appearance for a driving with a suspended license. The judge then issues a warrant for his arrest.


I make the subsequent traffic stop at a later date on this driver .... while driving. (Imagine that.) I run his license and discover he has a warrant.


I tell the driver I have a warrant and hook him up.


I also advise him that the bail amount is $1,000,000 !!! (not a typo: One Million Dollars)


I tell the driver, "I guess the judge really wants to see you.".


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While I had witnessed quite a few humorous incidents in court, the most humorous one was one that I had heard about from a friend.  Back in the 80's a defendant was being sentenced for Suspended Driving.  The judge wanted to make a point with this defendant as he had seen him a time or two before and decided that he would sentence him to a $500.00 fine, thinking that the defendant would not be able to come up with that amount right away and would have to spend a day or so in jail.  The judge began the sentencing with, "I fine you $500.00. . . . ." at which time the defendant reaches for his back pocket and states, "No problem, I got that right here in this pocket!"  Judge hearing that then tells him, "Why don't you check that other pocket and see if it has 90 days in it!"


Morale of the story. . . .don't ever piss off the person that holds your immediate future in the palm of their hands!


I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I expect the same from them.

John Bernard Books, from "The Shootist"

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What's the craziest thing I've heard a judge say? "Not guilty....."


 

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 In college we took a field trip to court and one of the cases was some kid shoplifted a pregancy test and the judge almost threw out my whole class because we couldn't help but laugh. 

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Fot the new members who don't know me, I'm a Probation and Parole officer, that's why this story sounds screwy LOL. Several years ago I was in court with a case. Now, this case had been transfered to me from another district with a new misd. arrest. I'm back in the original court after spending months  making this subject take care of old  traffic tickets and that kind of stuff. I finally get this young knucklehead on the right path, paying the victim restitiution regularly and basically doing the right thing. We go to court in this rural parish and I'm giving the Judge the rundown on what the kid has been doing. The Judge then starts up with the misd. charge that the other district had already addressed prior to transfering the case. Judge looks at  me and wants to know why he shouldn't revoke the young idiot on the spot.  Now, by this point I'm fuming. This has already been addressed and he and I both know it. I look at the case ( who's a good 6 ft. tall I'm 5'9 and in heels) and say well Your Honor, I still some good in this one. He looks at the bailif, then at the gallery and says in open court " Must be a woman thang". I just smiled. He continued the young idiot on probation and we walk out of the court room. I get young knucklehead out in the hallway and tell him if I EVER get talked to like that by a Judge again because of him - he can just go to jail. On a good note, he did finish out the probation satisfactory and hasn't been back through the system. He is now working and acting like a real person instead of a heatherasswontbehave !!!!!


Oh, and I won't name the Parish this happened in because that Judge is still on the bench and I still like my job !!!! LOL


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Hooked up a guy for B&E, posession of stolen property, burglary tools. During the trial the  judge asked how old he was and the miscreant responded "19". He was in a white t-shirt, pants down to his knees. Had his mother, sister and uncle with him. Judge asked if  he planned on committing any more crimes and the dirtbag said no.  Judge-"well you look like a bright young kid with a future so if you swear under oath that you will not  be back I will release you and take your case under advisement".  Meanwhile I am looking at his criminal  history sheet(4pages) and the pre-sentence report advising 5 years.


""Life is a storm.. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes"
Alexander Dumas-The Count of Monte Christo

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Release a convicted Child Molester. He lost his bench for that upon next election year...

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We had a probationer come up for a review in a rural parish(county for those of you not in Louisiana) who tested positive for cocaine that morning.  Advised the judge and the probationer said, "Judge, I didn't smoke any crack; I had a toothache, so I put a crack rock on my tooth."  The judge(who by the way comes armed to court) cocked his head to one side and said, "Well, I'm going to put you in jail, son," and then told the jailer to see if he could find something for the toothache besides cocaine.


Never, never, never give up. - Winston Churchill