Friday, January 24, 2014

Amateur Lawyers

This is why you shouldn't act as your own attorney:

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 23 (UPI) --
The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., trial of a man accused of mail fraud may include videotapes of sex acts between him and his wife to prove they are married, he said.

Rogerio Scotton, 43, representing himself in court after disagreeing with a succession of six defense lawyers, asked U.S. District Judge Robin Rosenblum to allow him to show what the judge described as "you and your wife engaged, I guess, in some very intimate acts" to a jury.
I can testify that this tactic will fail. I've tried it myself and they made me pay the ticket anyway.