WASHINGTON (PRWEB) September 01, 2016
In “You Could Go to Jail” (published by iUniverse), a seasoned attorney shares a collection of obscure, humorous laws that provide a glimpse into the seemingly innocent and bizarre acts that could land one in jail.
Author Bernie Siler says his aim is to “demonstrate in a humorous way the ridiculous outcomes if certain laws are interpreted literally and the problems that certain communities have that require certain prohibitions.”
Siler provides readers with a good laugh and a better appreciation of the skill lawyers have in using an outwardly minute modification of a phrase to advocate for a good outcome for a client. “Such a difference in presentation can be the difference between a person’s freedom or confinement or death,” he says.
An excerpt from “You Could Go to Jail”:
Always remember: “You cannot engage in blasphemy in the dressing room of a public swimming pool in Brisbane, Australia.”
About the Author
Bernie Siler served as a civilian prosecutor for the District of Columbia and as a military prosecutor and defense attorney for the military from 1988 to 2011. He has practiced law in general since 1980 and is now in private practice. As a prosecutor, he tried and negotiated pleas in almost every type of criminal case imaginable. Siler has published articles in the Washington Post and Washington Times. This is his first book.
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