Monday, December 15, 2008

Bad choices

The other day I was down at the Galveston County Courthouse for docket call in one of the misdemeanor courts.  The judge called a name and a young lady answered and then asked "Do I need a lawyer?"

Nothing good comes after that question by a citizen accused of a criminal act.  And, sure enough, after the judge read her her options (talk to the prosecutor, ask for time to hire an attorney or ask for a court-appointed attorney), she chose to talk to the prosecutor.

I could only shake my head.

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