A good rule of behavior when appearing in court: don’t flip off the judge.  A Florida Judge imposed a 30 day jail sentence for contempt of court on an eighteen year old female after she gave the judge the finger and told him “F___ you.”  I am not surprised by the Judge’s conduct, but the female’s behavior? Really, what is wrong with people? The female was originally in court for the criminal offense of possession of Xanax.

The defendant later appeared before the Court, apologized to the Judge for her behavior, admitted being under the influence of Xanax when she appeared before him the first time and agreed to enter a treatment program. Thereafter, the Judge vacated her criminal contempt sentence. 

See ABA Journal: Laughing Teen

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