Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Any Questions?

There seems to be a disconnect in the brains of people who come into our traffic court.  They don't seem to understand the difference between a question and a statement.

When the commissioner asks "Do you have questions of the officer?", almost every defendant, every day starts out with something similar to "Yes.  So, what had happened was, there I was, driving along and minding my own business....."

It's basic English folks.  Questions begin with who, what, where, why, how, is it true that, etc...

If you have no questions, simply say "No, I don't have any questions, I'd just like to tell my side of the story."

It's really not rocket surgery...

2 comments:

Officer Cynical said...

This is every traffic case I've ever testified at. Our judge just cuts them off, explains the difference between questions and testimony, and moves on.

Jay said...

They don’t sound like the gene pools proudest achievements but then if they were they wouldn’t be in traffic court.