Judge jokes

How many judges does it take to…

How many judges does it take to change a light bulb? Just one; he holds it still and the whole world revolves around him. Just one, but two lawyers have to explain him how to do it.

The Judge asked the defendant, " Mr….

The Judge asked the defendant, " Mr. Jones, do you understand that you have sworn to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? " " I do. " " Now what do you say to defend yourself? " " Your Honor, under those limitations… nothing. "

Judge to witness: " And where was…

Judge to witness: " And where was the location of the accident? " Witness: " Approximately milepost 499. " Judge:: " And where is milepost 499? " Witness: " About halfway between milepost 498 and milepost 500. "

Judge: Is there any reason you could…

Judge: Is there any reason you could not serve as a juror in this case? Juror: I don't want to be away from my job that long. Judge: Can't they do without you at work? Juror: Yes, but I don't want them to know it.

Judge: " Is it true that you…

Judge: " Is it true that you owe your neighbor a thousand dollars? " Defendant: " Yes, it's true. " Judge: " Then, why don't you just pay him back? " Defendant: " Because it wouldn't be true anymore. "

A lawyer passed on and found himself…

A lawyer passed on and found himself in Heaven, but not at all happy with his accommodations. He complained to St. Peter, who told him that his only recourse was to appeal his assignment. The lawyer immediately advised that he intended to appeal, but was then told that he would be waiting at least three years before his appeal could be heard. The lawyer protested that a three- year wait was unconscionable, but his words fell on deaf ears. The lawyer was then approached by the devil, who told him that he would be able to arrange an appeal to be heard in a few days, if the lawyer was willing to change venue to Hell. The lawyer asked: " Why can appeals be heard so much sooner in Hell? " The devil answered: " We have all of the judges. "

At night court, a man was brought…

At night court, a man was brought in and set before the judge. The judge said, " State your name, occupation, and the charge. " The defendant said, " I'm Sparks, I'm an electrician, charged with battery. " The judge winced and said, " Bailiff! Put this man in a dry cell! "

A young woman was appearing in court…

A young woman was appearing in court to face a public disorder charge. The charges were read out, and she was asked how she pleaded. " Not guilty, " the woman answered emphatically. The prosecution council then approached the woman and said: " Is it true that on the 11th of December, last year, you committed an act of gross indecency with a one- legged dwarf – who was waving a union jack – on the roof of a car, whilst travelling at over 100mph through the center of London, in a blizzard? " The woman composed herself, looked straight at the prosecution council and calmly said: " What was the date again? "

A prosecuting attorney called his first witness,…

A prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly, elderly woman, to the stand. He approached her and asked, " Mrs. Jones, do you know me? " She responded, " Why, yes, I do know you Mr. Williams. I've known you since you were a young boy. And frankly, you've been a big disappointment to me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, you manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs. You think you're a rising big shot when you haven't the brains to realize you never will amount to anything more than a two- bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you. " The lawyer was stunned. Not knowing what else to do he pointed across the room and asked, " Mrs. Williams, do you know the defense attorney? " She again replied, " Why, yes I do. I've known Mr. Bradley since he was a youngster, too. I used to baby- sit him for his parents. And he, too, has been a real disappointment to me. He's lazy, bigoted, he has a drinking problem. The man can't build a normal relationship with anyone and his law practice is one of the shoddiest in the entire state. Yes, I know him. " At this point, the judge rapped the courtroom to silence and called both counselors to the bench. In a very quiet voice, he said with menace, " If either of...

A red- faced judge convened court after…

A red- faced judge convened court after a long lunch. The first case involved a man charged with drunk driving who claimed it simply wasn't true. " I'm as sober as you are, your honor, " the man claimed. The judge replied, " Clerk, please enter a guilty plea. The defendant is sentenced to 30 days. "

It seems that a lawyer had a…

It seems that a lawyer had a little bit too much to drink and on his way home rear- ended the car in front of him. The lawyer got out of his car, walked over to the driver of the other car and said, " Boy, are you in trouble. I'm a lawyer! " The driver looked out his window and said, " No, you're in trouble. I'm a judge. "

Before a burglary trial, the judge explained…

Before a burglary trial, the judge explained to the defendant, " You can let me try your case, or you can choose to have a jury of your peers. " The man thought for a moment. " What are peers? " he asked. " They're people just like you your equals. " " Forget it, " retorted the defendant. " I don't want to be tried by a bunch of thieves. "

The cross eyed judge looked at the…

The cross eyed judge looked at the three defendants in the dock and said to the first one, " So how do you plead? " " Not guilty" said the second defendant. " I wasn't talking to you" the judge replied. " I never said a word" the third defendant replied.

The defendant stood up in the dock…

The defendant stood up in the dock and said to the judge, " I dont recognize this court! " " Why? " asked the Judge. " Because you've had it decorated since the last time I was here. "

Taking his seat in his chambers, the…

Taking his seat in his chambers, the judge faced the opposing lawyers. " So, " he said, " I have been presented, by both of you, with a bribe. " Both lawyers squirmed uncomfortably. " You, attorney Leon, gave me $ 15, 000. And you, attorney Campos, gave me $ 10, 000. " The judge reached into his pocket and pulled out a check. He handed it to Leon… " Now then, I'm returning $ 5, 000, and we're going to decide this case solely on its merits. "

The Judge admonished the witness, " Do…

The Judge admonished the witness, " Do you understand that you have sworn to tell the truth? " " I do. " " Do you understand what will happen if you are not truthful? " " Sure, " said the witness. " My side will win. "