Any respectable adult knows that when you enter a court of law, you must be on your best behavior. And if you’re the one on trial, this goes doubly so. If you show even the slightest bit of resentment or lack of remorse for your crime, unless you’re innocent of course, then you’re simply asking for the hammer to come down hard on you.
One cute, 18-year-old Miami woman thought that her good looks were more important than good behavior. Instead of being polite to the judge, who held power over her freedom, she starts to unravel in public court and proceeds to ruin all of her chances of getting away with her crime.
Besides being giddy and noticeably out of her head in the courtroom, the judge is forced to confront the issue head on. He asks her, “Ma’am, have you had any drugs in the last 24 hours?”
Her response will shock you! But his reply to her is even better…
After getting asked the direct question concerning her sobriety, the girl strokes her hair, smiles, and then replies, “Actually…no”.
But the judge, who has a few decades of experience behind the bench, doesn’t seem to “buy it”.
Before the judge gets to the point, the girl is asked about her situation and if she has a job. She admits to earning about “200 bucks” each week, which is not enough to fund her expensive jewelry habit. Instead of becoming a sugar baby like other Florida women have been caught doing, she seems to have resorted to stealing.
“I own a lot of jewelry alright. As well as a car.”
The judge smiles at the girl and asks, “how much do you think your jewelry is worth.”
She giggles in nervousness at the white-haired man.
“It’s not a joke. We’re not in a club now,” he retaliates.
The judge finally gets the truth out of her. She has a lot of expensive jewelry, and even though she cannot say how much it is worth, she admits it is worth a lot of money. He slams her with a $5,000 bond. She is angry.
She walks away with a simple “adios.” The judge orders her to come back.
When he looks at the paper again, he doubles her bail to $10,000 and the girl is shocked.
At the 2:45-mark, she walks away and flips the man off with her middle finger.
But the judge is the man in power of the woman and he orders her to come back. He is not done with her yet.
He slams her in jail for 30 days because of her contempt of court. And she is not smiling anymore…
Since the incident went viral, the 18-year-old criminal has since profusely apologized stating that she was blinded by her anger and upset at the time.
“Well, my behavior was very irrational. And I apologize not only to the court and you, but to my family.”