Changing Plea

Two days into his trial,the defendant stood up and asked permission to approach the Judge.

“Your Honor, I would like to change my plea from innocent to guilty,” the defendant requested.

Slightly agitated, the judge asked, “If you were guilty, why didn’t you say so in the first place and save this court a lot of time and trouble?”

“Well, when the trial began I did think I was innocent,” explained the defendant, “but that was before I had the opportunity to hear all the evidence against me.”