An honest lawyer

An honest lawyer

A court case in England might have provided the high point for honesty among legal professionals.

A young man in Bristol was out drinking with his friends one evening in February and apparently had a bit too much. As a lark, his friends stripped him of his clothes and dressed him in just a t-shirt and fishnet stockings. He was later arrested and pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive, or insulting words and behaviour. At the time of his arrest, he was also clutching a purse.

But his honest lawyer gave the magistrate reason to smile. He stood before the court and said, ”My client is an idiot – and on the night in question he was a drunken idiot.”

The idiot was fined £100, and was ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

There must be some kind of award for his lawyer.

Posted by Paul Harris