An incompetent DUI lawyer only gets you so farBy
Comically strident DUI lawyer Daniel Hajji produced a legal brief so ridiculous that one might mistake it for the literary stylings of Otis Mathis. There’s a method to Hajji’s incoherent madness. His woefully inappropriate arguments convinced the Michigan Appeals Court to delay convicted felon Kwame Kilpatrick’s probation hearing, just in case there was some actual reason (unbeknownst to Hajji) to overturn Groner’s ruling. They threw away Hajji’s scribblings and figured out the case on their own.
Hajji’s maneuver, the legal equivalent of feigning injury in a World Cup soccer game, bought Kilpatrick an extra week or so of precious freedom to indulge in Chik-fil-a and the other delights of society’s upper echelons. Then the Appeals Court was like: Yeah, we looked into it and Kilpatrick is as asshole. Do your worst, Groner.
Not that this is any kind of surprise. Even Kilpatrick’s actual competent lawyer Michael Alan Schwartz (Wayne Jarvis to Hajji’s Barry Zuckercorn) said he expected this ruling. Besides, with Saint Karl “The Bull” Kado’s sentencing yesterday, the probation hearing should be the least of convicted felon Kwame Kilpatrick’s concerns. (Freep)