Nobody would like to end up on the wrong side of the court hearing (or any side at all), because your life belongs solely to the decision of a judge and the work of your lawyer. But what if your lawyer is nothing like Saul Goodman and more like a babbling school girl?

Despite the seriousness, courtroom drama and everything that happens in it, this place also produces hilarious (unintentional) comedy. Charles M. Sevilla has compiled some of the funniest exchanges from justice halls between defendants and plaintiffs, lawyers and witnesses, juries and judges, and released a book of court records called Disorder in the Court.

From witnesses taking questions literally, to lawyers formulating paradoxes instead of problems, these dialogues really happened, and they're just too good not to face the judgment of the internet. Scroll down to enjoy this priceless list and vote for your favorite entries!

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#1

ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
WITNESS: No..
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.

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Hans 1 year ago

Not only possible...likely.

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#2

LAWYER: Now sir, I'm sure you are an intelligent and honest man--
WITNESS: Thank you. If I weren't under oath, I'd return the compliment.

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Hans 1 year ago

har har, well played

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#3

ATTORNEY: Doctor , how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.

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Nausicaa Alkistis 1 year ago

Unless the attorney knows things about the witness. *creepy background music*

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#4

ATTORNEY: She had three children , right?
WITNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
WITNESS: None.
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
WITNESS: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?

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Adriana E. Henricy 1 year ago

please

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#5

ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death..
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Take a guess.

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Adriana E. Henricy 1 year ago

How did he get to be attorney???

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#6

ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he?
WITNESS: He’s 20, much like your IQ.

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Hans 1 year ago

I consider this a high estimate.

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#7

ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn’t it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn’t know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?

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Adriana E. Henricy 1 year ago

how are this people profesionals???

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#8

ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I’m going with male.

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TC 1 year ago

Hahahahahaha

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#9

ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 PM
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished.

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Lillian Chesak 1 year ago

Or was he? :-O

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#10

ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
WITNESS: Oral…

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Jamal W 1 year ago

Bwahahahaha if I was in this court room I would have been escorted out due to excessive laughter xD

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#11

ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
WITNESS: Are you shitting me?

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Marlowe Fitzpatrik 1 year ago

Maybe the picture was TAKEN, as in stolen? I know, I'm reaching here, but ... could be

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#12

LAWYER: When he went, had you gone and had she, if she wanted to and were able, for the time being excluding all the restraints on her not to go, gone also, would he have brought you, meaning you and she, with him to the station?
OTHER LAWYER: Objection. That question should be taken out and shot.

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Vlad Horobet 1 year ago

Kill it before it lays eggs.

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#13

ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
WITNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
WITNESS: Getting laid

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Hans 1 year ago

Probably, we need to inaugurate this laways about the secrets of life...

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#14

LAWYER: What happened then?
WITNESS: He told me, he says, 'I have to kill you because you can identify me.'
LAWYER: Did he kill you?
WITNESS: No.

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Nausicaa Alkistis 1 year ago

What a plot twist!

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#15

ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
WITNESS: No, I just lie there.

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Debra Starr Moon 1 year ago

This witness took the oath to tell the truth very seriously!

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#16

LAWYER: Was that the same nose you broke as a child?
WITNESS: I only have one, you know.

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Josh e 1 year ago

Micheal Jackson's first court appearance😂

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#17

ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
WITNESS: He said, ‘Where am I, Cathy?’
ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?
WITNESS: My name is Susan!

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Doggo 1 year ago

I need someone to record "My name is Susan!" and make it my ringtone.

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#18

LAWYER: Can you describe what the person who attacked you looked like?
WITNESS: No. He was wearing a mask.
LAWYER: What was he wearing under the mask?
WITNESS: Er...his face.

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Cinder_da_wolf96 1 year ago

HOW DO YOU KNOW HE WASNT WEARING ANOTHER MASK UNDER HIS MASK?!?

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#19

LAWYER: Trooper, when you stopped the defendant, were your red and blue lights flashing?
WITNESS: Yes.
LAWYER: Did the defendant say anything when she got out of her car?
WITNESS: Yes, sir.
LAWYER: What did she say?
WITNESS: 'What disco am I at?'

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TC 1 year ago

Hahahahaha...

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#20

LAWYER: Doctor, did you say he was shot in the woods?
WITNESS: No, I said he was shot in the lumbar region.

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Gabriela Dubner 1 year ago

Lumbar Jack.

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#21

ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
WITNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget..
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?

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Kookie Clown4ever 1 year ago

But but.. you can't be THAT dumb!

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#22

LAWYER: Any suggestions as to what prevented this from being a murder trial instead of an attempted murder trial?
WITNESS: The victim lived.

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

Damn you, victim

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#23

ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.

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Laura Ford-Everett 1 year ago

top ten fave answer

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#24

LAWYER: You say that the stairs went down to the basement?
WITNESS: Yes.
LAWYER: And these stairs, did they go up also?

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Zori the degu 1 year ago

No, my God, no, you can't be that dumb!

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#25

LAWYER: Are you married?
WITNESS: No, I'm divorced.
LAWYER: And what did your husband do before you divorced him?
WITNESS: A lot of things I didn't know about.

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LizzyM 1 year ago

They usually do

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#26

LAWYER: What is your brother-in-law's name?
WITNESS: Borofkin.
LAWYER: What's his first name?
WITNESS: I can't remember.
LAWYER: He's been your brother-in-law for years, and you can't remember his first name?
WITNESS: No. I tell you, I'm too excited. (rising and pointing to his brother-in-law) Nathan, for heaven's sake, tell them your first name!

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TC 1 year ago

Hahahahaha. Nerves... I can imagine...

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#27

ATTORNEY: How old is your son, the one living with you?
WITNESS: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can’t remember which.
ATTORNEY: How long has he lived with you?
WITNESS: Forty-five years.

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TC 1 year ago

Ummmm....

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#28

LAWYER: How far apart were the vehicles at the time of the collision?

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Vlad Horobet 1 year ago

That's a pretty TIGHT question. I wonder if the attorney is CLOSE ENOUGH to find the answer.

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#29

LAWYER: Were you acquainted with the deceased?
WITNESS: Yes sir.
LAWYER: Before or after he died?

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Hans 1 year ago

Is the witness a paraspychological expect?

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#30

ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that question?

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Meowoui 1 year ago

Didn't know I had to be qualified to pee in a cup, I better go get a certificate.

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#31

LAWYER: Did he pick the dog up by the ears?
WITNESS: No.
LAWYER: What was he doing with the dog's ears?
WITNESS: Picking them up in the air.
LAWYER: Where was the dog at this time?
WITNESS: Attached to the ears.

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Ie Va 1 year ago

Well, was the first question wrong?

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#32

LAWYER: You were there until the time you left, is that true?

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Maike Weidner 1 year ago

this is... just so senseless...do they get paid by the amount words they are using?

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#33

LAWYER: Did you ever stay all night with this man in New York?
WITNESS: I refuse to answer that question.
LAWYER: Did you ever stay all night with this man in Chicago?
WITNESS: I refuse to answer that question.
LAWYER: Did you ever stay all night with this man in Miami?
WITNESS: No.

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Hans 1 year ago

LAWYER: Ok, thank you, no more questions.

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#34

LAWYER: Have you lived in this town all your life?
WITNESS: Not yet.

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white widow 1 year ago

well... this was just playing smart... it is a legitimate question, as in, have you lived here since you were born? i don't find it as funny as the others.

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#35

LAWYER: How many times have you committed suicide?
WITNESS: Four times.

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Jaclyn 1 year ago

The word you're looking for is 'attempted'

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#36

LAWYER: Were you alone or by yourself?

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Ie Va 1 year ago

Alone by myself.

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#37

LAWYER: And what did he do then?
WITNESS: He came home, and next morning he was dead.
LAWYER: So when he woke up the next morning he was dead?

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

yep, as a White Walker!

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#38

ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?
WITNESS: July 18th.
ATTORNEY: What year?
WITNESS: Every year.

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Adriana E. Henricy 1 year ago

Also, isnt this from Hot Fuzz? the movie directed by Edgar Wright with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost? second in the Cornetto trilogy? where Pegg asks this kid (at a bar) when was his birth-day, and he answers this.

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#39

LAWYER: Could you see him from where you were standing?
WITNESS: I could see his head.
LAWYER: And where was his head?
WITNESS: Just above his shoulders.

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Tiny Dynamine 1 year ago

I nearly spat my beer out over that!

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#40

LAWYER: (realizing he was on the verge of asking a stupid question) Your Honor, I'd like to strike the next question.

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Maike Weidner 1 year ago

an honest lawyer! on for the books

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#41

LAWYER: Can you tell us what was stolen from your house?
WITNESS: There was a rifle that belonged to my father that was stolen from the hall closet.
LAWYER: Can you identify the rifle?
WITNESS: Yes. There was something written on the side of it.
LAWYER: And what did the writing say?
WITNESS: 'Winchester'!

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Mj Ackles 1 year ago

Prolly it's Crowley who stole it lmao

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#42

LAWYER: Do you have any children or anything of that kind?

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Shauday Smith 1 year ago

do you have any children or elderly or any other humans in any state of development?

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#43

LAWYER: Mr. Slatery, you went on a rather elaborate honeymoon, didn't you?
WITNESS: I went to Europe, sir.
LAWYER: And you took your new wife?

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Ie Va 1 year ago

No, the old one.

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#44

LAWYER: Officer, what led you to believe the defendant was under the influence?
WITNESS: Because he was argumentary, and he couldn't pronunciate his words.

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TC 1 year ago

Ohhh. That must have been amusing...

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#45

LAWYER: Did you blow your horn or anything?
WITNESS: After the accident?
LAWYER: Before the accident.
WITNESS: Sure, I played for ten years. I even went to school for it.

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Jazlyn J. 1 year ago

Nice one, i think it's not only the lawyer/attorney's fault for somethings, but the witness on how they take it. (and the results are absolutely amazing!)

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#46

LAWYER: You don't know what it was, and you didn't know what it looked like, but can you describe it?

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Sofie van Ek 1 year ago

Cryptozology?

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#47

LAWYER: And you check your radar unit frequently?
Officer: Yes, I do.
LAWYER: And was your radar unit functioning correctly at the time you had the plaintiff on radar?
Officer: Yes, it was malfunctioning correctly.

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Meowoui 1 year ago

Judge toss' out case

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#48

ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.

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TC 1 year ago

I can imagine lawyers with all sorts of clients....

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#49

LAWYER: Do you drink when you're on duty?
WITNESS: I don't drink when I'm on duty, unless I come on duty drunk.

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Ghita Loredana 1 year ago

Fair enough

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#50

LAWYER: So you were gone until you returned?

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Andres Francia de Araujo 1 year ago

... Yes, I´d also suspect he was there until he left

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