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"Do you have a good attorney or a bad attorney?"
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"No! This Court does NOT agree to disagree!"
"Your fine will be a £99.50, after a 50p mail-in rebate."
Tags:court, courts, trial, trials, jurisprudence, judge, judges, magistrate, magistrates, courtroom, courtrooms, courthouse, courthouses, plea, criminal charges, criminal defense, defense, plea bargain, plea deal, money, wealth, privilege, capital, capitalism, corrupt, corruption, legal corruption, power, powerful, money, wealth, wealthy, monies, attorney, attorneys, lawyer, lawyers, solicitor, solicitors, pay off, paid off, bribe, bribery, bribed, verdict, verdicts, injust, injustice, unjust
"Since this is your first offence, I sentence you to clean your room."
'...and that M'tud, concludes the case for the prosecution.'
'...and 10 more years, because I'm running for re - election and we're on TV!'
'We find the defendant guilty as sin.'
'Yes, sir...always a sell-out on lawyer day.'
"Bad luck, take him down"
Magistrates Court - "It's O.K. , we've settled out of court!"
"Raise your right hand and swear on the tablet..."
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"Mirror, mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all?"
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"Guilty and really sorry to have caused all this bother, Your Honour."
"It's just what I suspected: Obstruction of Justice."
"Aren't you forgetting my client's human rights, your honour?"
"The defendant is willing to plead no contest, providing the court reduces the charges from 'reckless endangerment' to 'madcap imprudence!'"
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"With all due respect, instead of the phrase 'bank robbery,' we request the alleged incident be referred to as an 'Elmore Leonard moment!'"
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