Change of Plea

A couple of days into his trial, George, the man accused of committing the crimes, stood up and asked for permission to approach the Judge.

“Your Honor,” George said, “I would like to change my plea from innocent to guilty of the charges.”

“If you are guilty,” the Judge bellowed, banging his fist angrily on the desk, “why did you not say so in the first place and save this court a lot of time and inconvenience?”

Meekly, George explained, “Well, when the trial began I did think I was innocent, but that was before I had the opportunity to hear all the evidence against me.”

Christmas Shopping

It was the Christmas season and the Judge was in a cheerful mood.

“What are you charged with?” he asked the defendant.

“Doing my Christmas shopping early, Your Honor,” replied the defendant.

“Well, that certainly isn’t a crime,” the Judge said. “How early were you doing this shopping?”

“Before the store opened!” the defendant replied.