One of the prosecutors and I were discussing bail on a case before court this afternoon. I wanted him to agree to lower the bail. While we were talking about why I thought he should agree to reduced bail, he was reviewing the bail evaluation, which is this form that ranks defendants based on a number of factors to determine whether bail should be set and at what level. The scale goes something like this: 0-8 is low; 9-17 is medium; 18+ is high.
Today's client had a score of 89. While discussing the bail with the prosecutor, he says to me: "He's got a bail eval score of 89. I don't think I've ever seen one that high before."
Me: "Oh, I've seen ones that high before."
Him: "Really? You must know some interesting people."
Me: (Pause) "You know what my job is, right?"
Hehehe...gotta have some humor to lighten things up at work.