Thursday, October 14, 2010

Speaking to the Police

So, I get this from a colleague, who is representing this scholar.  I present it with a mild disclaimer.  I wasn't there, and a small part of me wants to think that our clients are really not that clueless.  But then again...

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The defendant is driving too fast, and gets the attention of the local police. 

Officer:  Do you know why I pulled you over?

Future Scholar (fidgeting nervously):  Umm...no.  Maybe because you want to search my car?

Officer:  No.  I pulled you over because you were speeding.  Do you know how fast you were going?

Future Scholar:  No!  But you're just trying to use that as an excuse to search the trunk of my car.  I know how you guys are!

Officer:  I'm not trying to search your car!  Let me see your license and registration.  [Disappears for a moment, then returns with a ticket.]  Can you please sign the ticket here?

Future Scholar:  Huh...Then you'll ask me if you can conduct the search.

Officer:  (now clearly aggravated) Fine, if you insist.  Do you mind if I search your car?

Future Scholar:  No, since it's what you wanted to do in the first place.  I'm not dumb!

So the officer pops the trunk open and what do you know?  Inside there are several bags of marijuana.  Large bags.

Future Scholar:  @$%#&!!!!  I knew that's why you wanted to search!  You set me up!

2 comments:

Rev. Paul said...

Based on my admittedly limited time with a small-town P.D., it sounds fairly accurate to me. Of course, to stay in keeping with the small town mode, the Scholar would have asked, "Do you know who my daddy is?"

Weer'd Beard said...

If he had imbibed some of his cargo that would make it even MORE believable!