Thursday, November 22, 2007

If You Can't Remain Silent . . .

There's an old joke that goes something like "my clients have the right to remain silent, but not the ability." Sad, but true. If you have to flap your gums after arrest, at least limit your answers to questions not related to your case. As Jerry Crihfield did yesterday after being arrested for sending a threatening Email to Charleston Mayor Danny Jones:

As Crihfield was led in handcuffs out of the police station and to the Kanawha County Courthouse annex, reporters and cameramen followed him.

He answered no questions about his case, but when a television reporter asked if he thought West Virginia University quarterback Pat White should win the Heisman Trophy, he said yes.
At least that won't come back to haunt him. Probably.

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