Monday, October 19, 2009
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Law Enforcement.
This clearly was a case of violating the "don't sweat the small stuff" rule of law enforcement. Not only did we file motions in the trial court but we also tried the case to the court and the court found my client guilty of sitting on the wall, even though only a railing was involved. We appealed to the next higher court and that court reversed holding that a railing is clearly not a wall. The city spent probably $15,000 in attorney time, court time and other time, including police overtime all over a $25 ticket. The City sweated the small stuff.