Thursday, December 31, 2009

People v. Murphy (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 28, 2009)

No opinions on New Year's Eve, of course. Nonetheless, as a public service, here's a timely reminder from an opinion earlier this week for those readers who might be inclined to tie one on tonight:

When you get drunk and smash your car, don't get a friend to drive you home and claim the car was stolen. Otherwise you might well end up spending 180 days in jail. Particularly when, as in this case, your story -- at least as far as I'm concerned -- is an obvious crock.

Better yet, of course, call a cab in the first place.

Have a wonderful remaining 2009, and may 2010 be even better.

- Shaun