No filming in the court!

I read an article on the Daily Mail’s website which made me realise that people never fail to amaze me, I really can’t believe how stupid this guy is!

Father who filmed his son’s court case on his new iPhone has been jailed for 3 months. He was caught recording 2 videos of Judge J.A Conrad QC and court officials while his son was on trial for burglary. Taking photographs or recording videos is forbidden in courtrooms and carries a maximum sentence of up to 2 years in prison.

He initially claimed that he recorded the videos ‘by mistake’ because his phone was new but he eventually confessed to filming the judge from his seat in the public gallery. He pleaded guilty to contempt.

His son’s defence lawyer, N. Gunn, said “he says this is a new iPhone, he’s had it less than a week and he didn’t intend to film proceedings. He was making efforts to turn it off.”
However, Prosecutor G. Pickavance said “it was done twice. Once is understandable, twice is perhaps a little bit too far.”

It was reported that he has 28 previous convictions for 41 offences including; theft, burglary, drugs and aggravated harassment… So not exactly a law abiding citizen is he? Dumb ass! There are signs all over courtrooms informing people that photographing or recording proceedings is strictly forbidden, what did he think would happen? Idiot.

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