Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
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One rule lawyers are taught in law school is that they should never in court ask a question to which they don't already know the answer. Here's but one example why...
At a trial in a small Southern town the prosecutor called his first witness to the stand ... a grandmotherly, elderly woman. He approached her and asked, "Mrs. Jones, do you know me?"
She responded, "Why, yes I do know you, Mr. Williams. I've know you since you were a young boy, and frankly, you've been a big disappointment to me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, you manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs. You think you're a big shot when you haven't the brains to realize you never will amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I think I know you."
The lawyer was stunned. Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across the room and asked, "Mrs. Jones, do you know the defense attorney?"
She again replied, "Why yes, I do. I've known Mr. Bradley since he was a youngster, too. He's lazy, bigoted, and he has a drinking problem. He can't build a normal relationship with anyone and his law practice is one of the worst in the entire state. Not to mention he cheated on his wife with three different women, one of them was your wife. Yes, I know him pretty well, too."
The defense attorney almost died and the prosecutor was left speechless.
At that point the judge intervened, calling a recess. He ordered both attorneys to his chambers, closed the door and said, "When we go back in there, if either of you bastards asks her if she knows me, I'll throw your sorry asses in jail for contempt."