1.19.2010

Crazy and Abrupt End To Marijuana Trial

OK, this is what I know about the marijuana case which began this morning in the County Court at Law. The jury is picked and sworn in, and then there's a break for lunch. One of the jurors goes to Chili's to eat and sits in the bar area (sans alcohol). Coincidentally, the defendant, along with two girls, eats there as well. As the juror asks for his bill, the waitress tells him that it has been taken care of "anonymously". (Insert dramatic music.) He sees an acquaintance at the restaurant and asks him if he paid for it. Nope. The juror then seeks out the waitress and asks. insistently, who paid his bill. She is hesitant to disclose the information but points in the general vicinity of the defendant. Oh, my. So the juror is kind of freaked out and pays the bill anyway. (He didn't want any part of this whole mess.) He then heads up back to the courthouse and stops by the office of someone there that he knows and explains what happens. His confidant says (and I paraphrase), "sheesh" and takes the juror up to the judge to disclose what happened. The juror is very uncomfortable at this point. This is when I stumbled into the scene and get excited simply because of the craziness. The judge then gets the prosecutor and the defense lawyer together and explains what is going on. A mistrial is going to happen but let's at least get the defendant's story. The defense lawyer checks with him and comes back and declares that, "He says he didn't do it." That my or may not be true. Who knows. Well, since the juror at least thinks the defendant tried to buy his lunch, either with ill intent or by trying to make an innocent (but idiotic) nice gesture, the damage is done. Heck, this probably would make the juror more likely to convict than it the whole incident didn't happen. But now law enforcement is checking into the whole situation.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whoops, the Dems did lose Ted's seat.

Time to take a break from predictions, Barry.

Anonymous said...

Go Scott Brown!!

Anonymous said...

Skippy is good at sports predictions too.

Anonymous said...

The loser dopehead is a Dem. He just thought buying off people was the way to go.

Got that from Obamination.

Anonymous said...

They say you have memory loss after smoking marijuana. Guess the defendant forgot it wouldn't be a good idea to bribe a jury member after his long term marijuana use. What a moron. Oh and I almost forgot, of course he is going to deny it to his attorney because he forgot what he did at lunch. You know defense attorneys believe anything because they earn more money believing guilty people.

WYD

Anonymous said...

Barry, you need to stop recommending to your clients that they try and buy of jury members. One day i'm sure law enforcement officers will realize what's going on unless you buy them lunch too.

Anonymous said...

That's some good Chit...that's Texas Monthly quality

Anonymous said...

11.01 PM
This wasn't Barrys client ya dope, but Jim Shaw. Barry wouldn't do that. Barry never waisted tax payers money like the current regime, or allowed his friends to be jurors and speak in private to him during the trial.
Barry and Brock are the best Lawyers with the most commen since in this county as far as criminal cases go.

Anonymous said...

RAB law enforcement has been busy burning grass. That beats waisting our tax dollars on trials for .06 gms.

Up in smoke!

Anonymous said...

WYD - marijuana helps alzetimers, ya might want to re think your statement.
As far as retainer fees,this is how it goes:
Please pay us, so we can pay them, and they can pay you. We're all in the same loop.

Anonymous said...

All this jury lunch mess is more boring than the hairless animal.

Ah, Barry's world.

Anonymous said...

America's court system at it's best!

Farting Cops and Free Lunches!

Got to love it!

Anonymous said...

This stuff happens all the time at Chili's!

Judge Judy

Anonymous said...

9:41. You are the moron.

Anonymous said...

No 9:29---YOU ARE!

Anonymous said...

Weed just makes you friendly, maaaan!

Anonymous said...

me needs sme cheetos!

Anonymous said...

I'm not as think as you stoned I am!

Anonymous said...

Were drugs or alcohol involved?

Anonymous said...

Were any animals mistreated in the incident?

Anonymous said...

only users lose drugs

Anonymous said...

Weed makes people brave on karaoke night at Bono's. If you want a good laugh without having to get high, check it out one night.