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Aussie

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It was always my mantra to anyone who contacted me. "Shut the fuck up. Say nothing. I am on the way. Shut the fuck up."
 

HBS Guy

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Useful info there. Innocent people can get tangled up in an investigation—and can inadvertently dig themselves in deeper. Watch the video!
 

Aussie

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Useful info there. Innocent people can get tangled up in an investigation—and can inadvertently dig themselves in deeper. Watch the video!
Yes, it is useful stuff and novel to Law Students. The Copper was pretty tame and came up with rather lame stuff. The Professor was, in my case, telling Grandma how to suck eggs. Been there, done that a zillion times.* Basic Rule.....never talk to a Copper. There are very few things here he can force you to do. Name, address and driver's licence. In some circumstances, 'blow here.' 'take this drug test,' and apart from that sort of stuff, tell 'em (very politely) to get fucked.

* The most memorable was this. There I was in Bundaberg, my Home Town, Country Queensland, and had the best and most successful 'criminal' practice at least outside Brisbane. I must have been doing okay, as the Local Prosecutor surrendered and they began to fly Barristers up from Brisbane when they had to front little old moi. Those blokes fared no better, because the local cops just sucked at their job.

One afternoon, lateish, I get a call that some outsider Feds had arrived in Town and had nabbed some Sri Lankan (then Ceylonese) bloke on some immigration thing. Instructed to get down to local Cop Shop and represent said bloke. Arrive, and tell desk bloke I want access to my client. No worries. Done. Got to him, and said 'shut the fuck up, leave it to me. Have you said anything already to those Feds?' He says, "No." 'Have you been charged? 'No.'

Ripper.

Leave him and front the out of town Feds. This was easy, and they just dropped their pants.

'You charged my bloke.'

'No.'

'Okay, he and I are leaving.'

'But......'

"But nothing. No charge. No hold. My man leaves with me now." Throw some case citations at them.

They leave the Room. Come back.

"Okay, you have him."

Man and I leave. As do the Feds...as in leave Town, empty handed.

And here is my mistake about which I have posted before.

I waved my bloke goodbye with no expectation that I'd ever see him again or even waste time sending him a bill. A couple of days later, he turns up at my office and puts a large handful of what he said were sapphires on my desk as payment and in gratitude.

Being totally ignorant of their value, I wave them and him off with a 'No worries, cheers and good luck.'





:groan
 
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johnsmith

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I waved my bloke goodbye with no expectation that I'd ever see him again or even waste time sending him a bill. A couple of days later, he turns up at my office and puts a large handful of what he said were sapphires on my desk as payment and in gratitude.

See, I told you that you're a dickhead:poketongue:smirk:smirk
 
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