I just want to know if any other defense attorney has ever had, or even just seen, any of these cases... because all of the sudden I've been getting a lot of them:
Client, typically a white guy, typically earning at least double and sometimes triple my salary, and usually arrested wearing a suit, was at a bar all night before he was arrested. He was buying rounds or drinks for friends, maybe some women, maybe the whole bar.
At the end of the night, he gets his tab, and...
Here's where the cases can vary slightly. Maybe he refuses to pay and is charged with some kind of larceny. More likely, though, he refuses to pay and gets in a drunken fight with the bartender and/or bouncer(s), and is charged with the larceny and the assault. And, most likely he also fights the cops when they show up, and adds a resisting arrest charge to the mix.
And, on a good night, it's not just drinks he couldn't pay for, but lapdances too. And lapdances for his friends. Maybe this makes it a grand larceny, because those lapdances can really add up.
Has anyone else had cases like these? Or am I somehow the only one attracting these white still-mostly-drunk frat boy jerks?
Because, the truth is, I don't really give a crap. I'm poor. My clients are poor. My mouth, no matter how drunk it is, will never ever utter the words, "How 'bout a round for the bar on me?" Well, maybe if I won the lottery or something, but never in this lifetime.
I have two things to say to these clients. One: "Don't run bar tabs your ass can't cash;" (Or whatever that saying is) and two: "Ha ha, now you're going to spend more than that bar tab hiring a lawyer. Should've just paid your bill."