Well, so I’m a few minutes late getting to the party on this one. Okay, maybe it’s a few days. On the other hand, I don’t see any of you paying me to write these blog articles (he says with a wink). And people have been paying me to represent them in court.
Why, just yesterday, I had a pleasurable experience after repeated instances of the prosecutor in my case telling me that he couldn’t provide me with an arrest report for my client, unless I could tell him which agency arrested my client using the arrest warrant the State was responsible for having issued for him. It was a lovely moment on the record, when I informed the court that there were 25 officers present at the time, and that I had informed the prosecution it appeared possible that two different agencies, which I named, had been present. Being as I had told this to the prosecution more than once before, and still the prosecution had stated on the record that he “needed to know who made the arrest,” I felt it necessary to state,
For the record, your honor, I’ve already said that I believe it was [two agencies I listed]. But I am certain of one thing: neither I, nor my client, were part of the group of 25 officers who arrested him. I suspect if the warrant—of which I don’t have a copy—were tracked, the prosecution might be able to find out who made the arrest. Or maybe he could ask someone at the jail. After all, it’s not like they’re going to talk to me, and give me the answers.
Or very similar words to that effect.
So, you see, I have been busy with various and sundry things, and unable to get to the party, with all its psychedelic lights, and seizure-inducing whatevers, until now.