Lawyer: “How far apart were the vehicles at the time of the collision?”

Lawyer: “And you check your radar unit frequently?”
Officer: “Yes, I do.”
Lawyer: “And was your radar unit functioning correctly at the time you had the plaintiff on radar?”
Officer: “Yes, it was malfunctioning correctly.”

Lawyer: “What happened then?”
Witness: “He told me, he says, ‘I have to kill you because you can identify me.'”
Lawyer: “Did he kill you?”
Witness: “No.”

Lawyer: “Now sir, I’m sure you are an intelligent and honest man–”
Witness: “Thank you. If I weren’t under oath, I’d return the compliment.”

Lawyer: “You were there until the time you left, is that true?”

Lawyer: “Were you alone or by yourself?”

Witness: “He was about medium height and had a beard.”
Lawyer: “Was this a male or a female?”

Lawyer: “Mr. Slatery, you went on a rather elaborate honeymoon, didn’t you?”
Witness: “I went to Europe, sir.”
Lawyer: “And you took your new wife?”


MTV cast of the Jersey Shore Show

I am sure most people regardless of your demographics or geographics has heard of the new controversial MTV show called “Jersey Shore.” For those unfamiliar with the show it is a MTV reality twist of a group of tri-state area 20 year olds spending a wild summer in a shore house in Seaside, NJ.

The show highlights many of the Jerseys finest qualities such as binge drinking, partying and of course fighting. The Jersey Shore seems to attract a crowd always looking for a fight. On the MTV series there are multiple fights that occur.

Guys fighting Guys

Girls fighting Girls

Guys fighting Girls

and Girls fighting Guys …

In the end the meaningless fight usually ends up in an arrest.  As seen on the show many individuals will find that one night down at the Jersey Shore can permanently mess up your criminal record.

In the end the best advice I can give is to walk away or if you are indeed assaulted by someone you should prosecute and press charges against that person.  The Jersey Shore can be scary to think that you might find yourself in a beat down, but with the legal system on your side you should be safe.

134 Days until Memorial Day Weekend the official start of Summer!

Rapper NasRapper Nas was busted for DUI near his home in Henry County, Georgia, back on September 10. He was arrested, booked and released, with charges pending.

As luck would have it, he was back in court today in L.A. – for his divorce from Kelis – and if custody of their newborn becomes contentious, a DUI could be in play.

According to sources – Nas himself – he was driving under the influence of weed when he was busted for DUI. He just acknowledged as much in an L.A. courtroom.

The police report on the Nas (Nasir Jones) incident says: “Mr. Jones had a green tongue with raised taste buds and his pulse was raised to 116 beats per minute.”

The arresting officer says he observed “eyelid tremors in both eyes and body tremors.” Cops say the car driven by the Illmatic rapper smelled of “raw marijuana.”

Nas told officers he had been smoking weed at his friend’s house before he was busted. He flunked a field sobriety tests by taking the wrong number of steps.

That’s pretty much it.

– Story Credit The Hollywood Gossip.com

If your interest in criminal defense & criminal law you should start watching the TV show Law & Order.

Law & Order

NBC Show Law & Order

For those unfamiliar with the show Law & Order is actually the longest running legal-crime show and is current tied for longest running show in prime time television ever. In its 20th season on NBC Law & Order is a drama series that takes a realist look at the criminal and legal perspectives on one of the toughest cities, New York City.

In the first half-hour of the show viewers that a look at the investigative crimes and apprehend suspects. While in the second half-hour the shows focus shifts to the criminal courts work within a complicated justice system to prosecute the accused.

Some of the cases are simple, but most are multi-faceted. The investigations are challenging, prosecutions are complicated, and decisions about legal procedures and plea-bargaining are difficult. This is what makes the show great for many viewers especially those interested in the legal system.

All in all Law & Order has also become one of entertainment businesses preeminent brands, with its successful spinoffs like “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”

Let me know if you watch the show … love it or hate it?

In an attempt to make use of their time, and show peace Filipion Prisoners Dance! Not too bad of an idea if you ask me. What do you think?

Do the Hustle!

Since I am from Northern New Jersey and grew up as a Yankees fan I was thrilled that they won the World Series last night. Congratulations Yankees!!!

Prostitution Mug Shot

Susan Finkelstein offered sex as an exchange for a World Series ticket. Photo Source: CBS News.

With this in mind I figured I would share a breaking news story that I had heard about a “desperate” (in my mind appalling) Philadelphia Phillies Fan.

Allegedly Susan Finkelstein, a 43 year old Philadelphia Phillies Fan was arrested for trying to offer sex as an exchange for a ticket to the World Series game to see the Phillies play.  She had posted advertisements for the tickets on craigslist stating she needed 2 tickets for Monday nights Game 4 of the World Series taking place at the Philadelphia Stadium. Headlines of her ad post said “DESPERARE BLODE NEEDS WS TIX!” then went on to say “Diehard Phillies fan – gorgeous tall buxom blonde – in desperate need of two World Series Tickets … negotiable price, I’m Creative!”

Someone had taken noticed the ad and the post was quickly brought to the attention of Bucks County Public Safety to further investigate the severity of the case. After meeting up with the woman at a bar two under cover policemen negotiated the fake tickets for sex acts.  When the offer was made clear of an exchange of tickets for sex the criminal offense was made and she could be prosecuted for a misdemeanor charge of prostitution. Which she was!

Just thought I would share this news. Any thoughts?


A misdemeanor is seen as a minor criminal act in the legal system.  When being charged with a misdemeanor an individual is not considered a felon, but it is seen as a simple arrest. Misdemeanors are crimes such as petty theft, prostitution, public intoxication, public urination, simple assault, disorderly conduct, trespass of private property, vandalism, and minor drug possession.

Depending on specific state regulations generally a misdemeanor is punishable by a fine, but can also receive jail time (max time is one year and served in a local jail), probation, community service, and loss of license.