(In a resigned voice as if he says this 100's of times a day):
"Hi. Welcome to the department of corrections. Please sign in and take a seat. We will be with your shortly."
"Yes, but you see I have to be back at work by 1:30 pm. Lots of people will be waiting for me."
"We all have to be back at work lady. Look around. See all those people ahead of you? They all want to be somewhere else too."
(Leaning over to whisper) "Yes, but you see, I'm a judge. I have a court calendar at 1:30."
Probation Intake Officer sitting behind the counter- leans back in his cheap, state issued swivel chair and loudly calls out to colleague "HEY GEORGE WE GOT SOME LADY HERE WHO SAYS SHE'S A JUDGE!!"
He swivels back to the woman: "Look lady, take a seat, right there, next to the governor and behind the senator."
Probation Intake officer laughs to himself "A judge. Now I've seen it all."
(Woman walks away, head hanging.)
Probation Intake Officer: "Hey lady, you need to sign in. Tell me your name. Your name."
"Lynn Rosenthal. Judge Lynn Rosenthal."
Broweird Judge Lynn Rosenthal entered a plea of no contest to the reduced charge of reckless driving (what the DUI mavens call in their unique vernacular and nomenclature a "breakdown".)
She was sentenced to three months probation and twenty five community service hours.
The Sun Sentinel article is here.
So go put your client on probation in Broweird. You never know who she'll meet.
See you in court.
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