I wonder if this judge would have had a problem if Chad patted his attorney on his back. If this judge felt strongly enough that Chad's actions were inappropriate she could have held him in contempt of court. She did not and went on a power trip which is scary when you consider there are other people whose livelihoods may be based upon her decisions.
Just seems bizarre to me that one would suggest race is the only reason why people may have a problem with Chad given that he's in trouble for hitting a woman.
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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?
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I don't know. That looked like a pretty fancy courtroom, so maybe they have plenty of space at their jail. The courts I've worked in just don't have the jail space to waste for a judge to decide to send someone to jail for 30 days instead of other sanctions over a butt slap. Even the most hardcore judges I know would have just had him taken into custody, cuffed, and made to sit in the courtroom through the rest of the day's proceedings to put a scare in them. Actual jail time is reserved for those with bad records and those who repeatedly get hit with contempts for consistently failing to follow court orders. I have a feeling the judge was making an example of Chad and wouldn't have done the same if it was some nameless nobody with a relatively minimal record and is otherwise a productive member of society.
Chad is certainly a fool and always has been. He just matched up w/ someone who's ego is as large as his this time. Even if he has to do the entire 30 he'll not learn. A month in timeout won't hurt him.
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Saying that to your lawyer is not making a mockery of any of those things because it has nothing to do with those things.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?
The thing that landed him in jail was the slap of the butt of the lawyer. Before that, the judge and prosecutor were on board with his plea deal and it didn't have jail time included. The judge then changed it because Chad slapped his lawyer on the butt. It is a power trip, pure and simple. Being stupid shouldn't get you in jail if being stupid isn't breaking the law. Chad whatever his last name is, in this instance that led to the jail time, didn't break the law. The laws that he did break were agreed upon for him to "serve his time" outside of jail in other ways as service to the community. It was the butt slap that got him in jail and that isn't against the law.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.
Wonderful Monds (06-14-2013)