There are times when the truth is stranger than fiction. Sometimes that happens in actual legal cases, when you just have to ask what a court was thinking when a decision is entered.
Man Asks for a Lawyer…Or Does He?
Just last week, a court in Louisiana had to determine a very serious issue—whether a suspect had properly invoked his constitutional right to an attorney. He was not provided one, although he said he asked for one while he was being interrogated by police. The transcript of his interrogation shows that he said, “I know that I didn’t do it, so why don’t you just give me a lawyer dog ‘cause this is not what’s up.”