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Marcus Aurelius: How else could he be a criminal judge?
cgraves67: No man is above da law!!11!1
ZAZ: Isn't it game over once you plead guilty?He's saying the judge was mean to him so his guilty plea doesn't count. He spent years dragging out the case doing all the tricks "beat your ticket" guides say to do. The traffic court judge finally said the fine would be over $400 instead of the usual $200. The speeder judge said he felt pressured into paying and now he's going to take his case all the way to the supreme court (which he sits on, but he'll have to recuse himself). So basically he's like any other whiny defendant. That's not to say he was doing anything wrong when he drove 79 mph on a highway, but he played the game and he lost. In the process he annoyed the judge.He's lucky. In Georgia annoying a traffic court judge can land you in jail. In Texas it earns you a bigger fine.
ZAZ: Couldn't you, I don't know, arrest him once he shows up at work?At work like in the garage, but not in his office. There's an ill-defined principle that one should not disrupt judicial proceedings by executing warrants. Not worth testing over an unpaid ticket.
Ego edo infantia cattus: cgraves67: No man is above da law!!11!1[netflix.hs.llnwd.net image 284x405]The Magna Carta is just a damn piece of paper!
Sin_City_Superhero: "If they can show I sped with no particular good reason, then I should be found guilty," he said. "That's what I've been prevented from showing - the reason I had to go a little bit over the speed limit at that particular place and time. If you are breaking the law and you have no acceptable defense to that, then surely that is not acceptable conduct. But that is not what I have right now."Is this judge saying that it's OK to break the law if you have a good reason?
gsmphoto: - driving like a grandma from now on.
Random Bastage: Ego edo infantia cattus: cgraves67: No man is above da law!!11!1[netflix.hs.llnwd.net image 284x405]The Magna Carta is just a damn piece of paper!Why was he NOT in Expendables I and II..... are they saving him for the third??
Philimus: Geez, this guy is a piece of work. Seriously, I agree with the farker who said that any defendant appearing before this judge ought to get a free pass to have his case transferred to another judge who is not wanted by the law himself.Also, if this were happening anywhere but Texas, I'd expect the voters to throw the dude out of office for malfeasance and conduct unbecoming a judge. However, since it is the Lone Star state we're talking about, I wouldn't be surprised if he decides to ride the publicity, run for, and get elected governor. Texans love their rebels as long as they are the biggest @sshats around.
DarkSoulNoHope: ZAZ: Couldn't you, I don't know, arrest him once he shows up at work?At work like in the garage, but not in his office. There's an ill-defined principle that one should not disrupt judicial proceedings by executing warrants. Not worth testing over an unpaid ticket.I understand that, but I would think Judges should be held to a higher standard since they're the ones who sentence us to fines, community service, and/or prison if we've done bad things. I think judges should own up to their own crimes, especially if they plead guilty.
redmid17: Only if they do the same thing to cops
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