True words

The following are actual statements made during court cases.

No, really.  Trust us on this one.

Judge: I know you, don’t I?

    Defendant: Uh, yes.

Judge: All right, tell me, how do I know you?

    Defendant: Judge, do I have to tell you?

Judge: Of course, you might be obstructing justice not to tell me.

    Defendant: Okay. I was your bookie.

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From a defendant representing himself…

Defendant: Did you get a good look at me when I stole your purse?

    Victim: Yes, I saw you clearly. You are the one who stole my purse.

Defendant: I should have shot you while I had the chance.

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Judge: The charge here is theft of frozen chickens. Are you the defendant?

    Defendant: No, sir, I’m the guy who stole the chickens.

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Lawyer: How do you feel about defense attorneys?

    Juror: I think they should all be drowned at birth.

Lawyer: Well, then, you are obviously biased for the prosecution.

    Juror: That’s not true. I think prosecutors should be drowned at birth too.

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Lawyer questioning his client on the witness stand…

Plaintiff’s Lawyer: What doctor treated you for the injuries you  sustained while at work?

    Plaintiff: Dr. J.

Plaintiff’s Lawyer: And what kind of physician is Dr. J?

    Plaintiff: Well, I’m not sure, but I remember that you said he  was a good plaintiff’s doctor.

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Judge: Is there any reason you could not serve as a juror in  this case?

    Juror: I don’t want to be away from my job that long.

Judge: Can’t they do without you at work?

    Juror: Yes, but I don’t want them to know it.

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Lawyer: Tell us about the fight.

    Witness: I didn’t see no fight.

Lawyer: Well, tell us what you did see.

    Witness: I went to a dance at the Turner house, and as the men swung around and changed partners, they would slap each other, and one fellow  hit harder than the other one liked, and so the other one hit back and  somebody pulled a knife and someone else drew a six-shooter and another guy came up with a rifle that had been hidden under a bed, and the air  was filled with yelling and smoke and bullets.

Lawyer: You, too were shot in the fracas?

    Witness: No sir, I was shot midway between the fracas and the navel.

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Defendant: Judge, I want you to appoint me another lawyer.

    Judge: And why is that?

Defendant: Because the Public Defender isn’t interested in my case.

    Judge (to Public Defender): Do you have any comments on the  defendant’s motion?

Public Defender: I’m sorry, Your Honor. I wasn’t listening.

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Judge: Please identify yourself for the record.

    Defendant: Colonel Ebenezer Jackson.

Judge: What does the “Colonel” stand for?

    Defendant: Well, it’s kinda like the “Honorable” in front of your  name. Not a damn thing.

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Judge: You are charged with habitual drunkenness. Have you anything  to say in your defense?

    Defendant: Habitual thirstiness?

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Defendant (after being sentenced to 90 days in jail): Can I address  the court?

    Judge: Of course.

Defendant: If I called you a son of a bitch, what would you do?

    Judge: I’d hold you in contempt and assess an additional five days in  jail.

Defendant: What if I thought you were a son of a bitch?

    Judge: I can’t do anything about that. There’s no law against  thinking.

Defendant: In that case, I think you’re a son of a bitch.

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