Funny Courtroom Exchanges

funny courtroom exchanges are taken from a little book called ‘Disorder in the Court’. They quote
funny things people actually said in court, word for word.


True Conversations between
Lawyers and Witnesses

Q: Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved in the voodoo or occult?
A: We both do.

Q: Voodoo?
A: We do.

Q: You do?
A: Yes, voodoo.

Q: Trooper, when you stopped the defendant, were
your red and blue lights flashing
A: Yes.

Q: Did the defendant say anything when she got out of her car?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: What did she say?
A: What disco am I at?

Doctor (1)
Q: Now doctor, isn’t
it true
that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn’t
know about it until the next morning?

Doctor (2)
Q: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
A: Yes.

Q: And what were you doing at that time?

Really Silly (1)
The youngest son, the twenty-year old, how old is he?

Really Silly (2)
Q: Were you present when your picture was taken?

Really Silly (3)

Q: You were there until the time you left, is that true?   Q: Can you describe the individual?
A: He was about medium height and had a beard.

Q: Was this a male, or a female?

More Funny Court Transcripts between Lawyers and WitnessesFunny Courtroom Exchanges

Date of Birth
Q: What is your date of birth?
A: December twenty fifth.

Q: What year?
A: Every year.  (See more Christmas Jokes here)

Q: This myasthenia gravis-does it affect your memory at all?
A: Yes.

Q: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
A: I forget.

Q: You forget. Can you give us an example of something that You’ve forgotten?

Memory take two
How old is your son-the one living with you.
A: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can’t
remember which.

Q: How long has he lived with you?
A: Forty-five years.

What’s in a name?
Q: What was the first thing your husband
said to you when he woke that Thursday?
A: He said, ‘Where am I, Cathy?’

Q: And why did that upset you?
A: My name is Susan.

Quick, Short, Funny Court
AppearanceFunny Court Appearance

Jerry Bartle was arrested and put on trial for robbing a local shop at
gunpoint. In his wisdom he decided that he would represent himself in court.
He appeared to be doing reasonably well until the shop’s owner took the
stand to give his evidence.

She had identified him immediately as the robber, when Bartle jumped up
and yelled, ‘You’re lying! I should have blown your head off!’ He paused,
then added, ‘If I had been the one that was there.’

The jury found him guilty and Jerry Bartle was sentenced to thirty years

More Funny Courtroom Exchanges between
Lawyers and Witnesses

Q: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
A: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.

Q: Doctor, how many
autopsies have you performed on dead people?
A: All my autopsies are performed on dead people.

Q: All your responses must be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
A: Oral.

Q: Are you
qualified to give a urine sample?

Q: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
A: No.

Q: Did you check for blood pressure?
A: No.

Q: Did you check for breathing?
A: No.

Q: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
A: No.

Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
A: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.

Q: But could the
patient have still been alive nevertheless?
A: It is possible that he could have been alive and practising law somewhere.

Short, Funny, Magistrates
Court Story

This hilarious story was researched online by Will and Guy and may make
you laugh at the stupidity of some people. We cannot, however, vouch for its

A man arrived the magistrates court, he was charged with impersonating a

On arrival he was wearing a blue baseball cap with the word ‘police’ on
it; a fluorescent yellow jacket, with ‘police’ on it, he was carrying a
truncheon, a can of CS spray, and he had blue flashing lights in his car.

You will, no doubt wish to know how he came to be arrested. It apparently
happened like this: he flagged down a car with two men in it, pulled them
over and said ‘Police. You’re nicked.’

They answered, ‘No mate. You’re not police – we are.’ Funnily, he had
stopped two off-duty detectives in an unmarked police car and so ended up in

You could not invent a story like it.

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and transcripts.  For example, Ben Payne sent this:

Funny Courtroom Transcript

Q: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
A: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.

Finding a Priest Or a LawyerFunny Christmas Religious Stories

Betty and Martin were about to get married.  Just before the wedding, they were tragically killed in a car crash.  When they arrived at the gates of heaven
they explained to St. Peter that they were about to be married on earth, and that now they would very much like to be married in heaven.

St. Peter said, ‘Betty and Martin you are a deserving couple, wait here
in the reception room.  He was gone for several months then at last, St Peter returned.

Martin said, ‘We’ve been thinking as we were waiting here, eternity is a long time to be married’.  Betty
chipped in, ‘We were wondering, if the marriage did not work you arrange for a

St. Peter was exasperated, and then said ‘Look! It took me 6 days to find a priest up here in heaven.  How long do you think it would take me to find a lawyer up here?’

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