Back in 2008, I wrote a blog post on the Chief Judge one county over. Turns out dude got arrested for DUI. Now that we are past the whole thing … he got out of it (which is totally hilarious because from the news reports and the lawyer gossip reports … he was pepper sprayed—for being awesome!). He was found guilty of resisting but the DUI he won. The case went to trial 4 years after the arrest.
What did we learn today children?
It’s good to be a judge and make $160.000.00 per year? Yes, it is.
However, the lesson to be learned is that you should hire a great attorney, and continue the case for four years and have the arresting officer die. (The officer who conducted the traffic stop could not testify or be questioned in the case because he had died just two months after the judge’s arrest of a heart attack.)
But what does this all mean? Are DUIs just a matter of how great an attorney you hire and whether you can continue the case until the cop dies? And then you can retire? You might ask, “Where is the justice?”
I don’t have an answer.