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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Lauren Boebert's teenage son, who is facing charges after being arrested for theft, told a judge that he was struggling to afford a lawyer and may apply for a public defender, according to Westword.



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Well that's why the boy breaks into cars, to get money for a legal defense.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2024-04-12 09:14 AM | Reply | Funny: 4

Maybe he can scrape enough together to buy mom some knee pads.

#2 | Posted by HeeHaw at 2024-04-12 12:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 4

That's a damn shame. Damn.

#3 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-04-12 08:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Maybe his mom will offer to reach into donors' pockets and see what she can find.

#4 | Posted by Dbt2 at 2024-04-12 09:25 PM | Reply

It's sad that Hoebert couldn't even get a slug like Jenna Ellis to defend the felonious little dirtbag.

#5 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2024-04-13 01:00 AM | Reply

"Worst-case scenario, if we can't get something figured out with the lawyer, then we're going to apply for a public defender or whatever works best for me."

There it is, your moment of Zen.

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2024-04-13 01:08 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

A public defender? Now that must mean really scraping the bottom of the barrel.

#7 | Posted by moder8 at 2024-04-13 04:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

A public defender? Now that must mean really scraping the bottom of the barrel.

POSTED BY MODER8 AT 2024-04-13 04:30 PM | REPLY

You would know. LMAO

#8 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2024-04-13 04:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I've seen lots of excellent public defenders throughout my career. Some of the best are the true believers, the ones who go all-out despite overwhelming evidence and a confession. Even though we were at opposite tables, I respected them. If you and your PD disagree about legal theory, or work ethic you are always free to fire them and request another. And you are always free to defend yourself, though that rarely works out well.

#9 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2024-04-13 05:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#9 I was just giving Moder8 cheek is all.

#10 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2024-04-13 05:33 PM | Reply

Gunslinger, fyi, I was a public defender for 31 years. I'm just having fun.

#11 | Posted by moder8 at 2024-04-13 05:36 PM | Reply

No worries, I've also seen some genuinely abysmal PDs, usually because their client was too difficult and had unreasonable expectations. I had a robbery case a few years ago where the client hand-wrote his PD's closing. The PD and the judge had a discussion with jury out of the courtroom. The PD was obviously intimidated by his gang affiliated client. The judge had to tell him "as far as I know only one of you has a law degree; that person should be the one giving the closing argument." That client earned over a decade in a lovely state run B&B.

#12 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2024-04-13 10:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#11 ... I was a public defender for 31 years. I'm just having fun. ...

OK, thanks for that.

Prior to that comment, I had taken your comments rather seriously, even though I may have disagreed with them.

There always seemed to be a substantiated gravitas behind them.

Now I know to be more dismissive of your comments because you may be just having fun.

#13 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-04-13 11:22 PM | Reply

A public defender?

I have often felt that the jurisdiction (muni, state, fed) bringing the charges should be responsible for paying the defendant's legal fees IF the defendant is found innocent. This would not eliminate the need for public defenders but would have a number of advantages 1) innocent defendants would have a better chance of obtaining better legal counsel that could prove their innocence; 2) prosecutors would be more incentivized to bring air tight cases; sloppy police work would not be tolerated; 3) innocent people would not be bankrupted by expensive legal fees; 4) weaponization of justice would be less likely.

#14 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2024-04-14 08:33 AM | Reply

Why is this on the front page?

#15 | Posted by BellRinger at 2024-04-14 10:54 AM | Reply

Why is this on the front page?

Good question. The kid doesn't even have a laptop.

#16 | Posted by REDIAL at 2024-04-14 12:50 PM | Reply

Why is this on the front page?

Good question. The kid doesn't even have a laptop.

#16 | POSTED BY REDIAL AT 2024-04-14 12:50 PM | FLAG:

Maybe he is secretly a"trans"?

That'll get you to the front page and hundreds of posts every time.

#17 | Posted by donnerboy at 2024-04-14 01:07 PM | Reply

His dad was making more than $$500k a year after QBert took went to Washington. Obviously, neither parent was watching the kids. The parents should pay the legal bills.

#18 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2024-04-14 01:08 PM | Reply

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Pretty obvious.

#19 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-04-14 03:30 PM | Reply

still trying to decide if I like 'Hoebert' or 'Qbert'
better as a nickname for that Trunt...


#20 | Posted by earthmuse at 2024-04-15 11:02 AM | Reply

Why is this on the front page?

Because it's not your site.

#21 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2024-04-15 01:12 PM | Reply

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