Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Jury Duty - The People

The Judge looks exactly like all judges look like. He is white, and obviously male, and well, probably older than he should be to still be judging. He is very serious about his job too, but he seems a bit annoyed at the whole process. Or maybe it is just this case.

One prosecutor. Two defendants. Two defense attorneys.

She looks like she is straight from law school. And speaks like it as well.

They are scared. One male and one female.

They are public defenders and their dress, their hair, their speech all says "not paid enough."

The case - a misdemeanor. Charged with obstructing a peace office in the line of duty.

This should be simple. Right?

1 comment:

  1. Ah, the classic "no crime committed until the police showed up" offense. I wonder if the Defendants had to argue with their attorney and stubbornly refuse any deals to exercise their fundamental right to a jury trial? Good luck to them it's an uphill battle when the only witnesses are experts at testifying.