Re: Things people say that irritate you
"I want to take it to the box" (meaning "I want a jury trial") - usually spoken by a defendant with a really bad case and a long record.
"The cops must've planted it there" - from defendants with a long history of drug abuse when charged with possession.
"I can't/won't come down to court, but can I send my minister/mom/dad/grandma?" - from witnesses crucial for a client's defense.
"Can I just write the judge a letter?" - again from key witnesses.
"I spoke to [the victim] and she said she want's to drop the charges." - from clients charged with domestic violence (and subject to a protection order), which means additional charges are coming.
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.