Originally Posted by dougdirt
My whole problem is that disrespect shouldn't be punishable by law, except for in the cases where you are warned you will be held in contempt and then continue. That clearly didn't happen here. He didn't say or do anything directed toward the judge.
But that court is run by that judge, That judge has all the jurisdiction in that room. And, as Chad discoverd, that judge has the right to determine the punishment for violation of probation
. Make no mistake that Chad's attorney warned him over-n-over to be careful and do not do anything "cute". We all know how Chad is and so does any semi-intelligent attorney. Chad, in his infinite wisdom, thought it was a done deal and decided to be cute. The judge thought he was making a mockery of the whole thing (court, domestic violence, probation violation) and decided Chad was not getting it.
Say Chad calls his attorney a super mother-****** (in the positive street way of saying it). Not towards the judge, but still making a mockery of a serious thing (criminal court, domestic violence, probation violation). Same sort of thing, right?
Court does not have rules like some sports where you get a warning. And this was not contempt of court that landed him in jail (do not confuse the matter). HE VIOLATED PROBATION and that is punishable in this case by up to 1 year in jail. He oughta be thankful that his stupidity only got him 30 days.
I like to think that he will be released early (good behavior, etc). I also hope he has learned from all of this. Be very careful of who you marry. Never get yourself in a position to be charged with domestic violence. Never VIOLATE PROBATION. Never act the fool in any judge's court. He will probably land another reality show b/c of all this and end up rich(er)... ain't modern TV great lol?