Talking to the judge.

It’s usually a good idea to know what you’re going to say before you start to talk. This guy did. Not sure it ended how he wanted, but it does seem that he got some stuff off his chest. He’ll probably sleep well.

Interesting things to note:

1. His attorney just lets him go, and steps away. I’ve been there. Sometimes people are going to get a little worked up. It happens. Most Judges get that. This judge seemed to do ok keeping her cool.

2. The prosecutor keeps throwing gas on the fire by talking directly to this guy. Even challenging him (“any time”) at points. Why? Poor job of diffusing the situation. And, really, how tough are you if you’re talking to a guy shackled in chains being watched closely by guys with guns? Not very tough.

Author: matthaiduk

Matt Haiduk is a criminal defense lawyer in Illinois. He loves his dog. And pizza.

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