Former Prosecutor Wants Readers to Know ‘You Could Go to Jail’

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Bernie Siler shares world’s bizarre laws in new book.

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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.”

“You Could Go to Jail”
By Bernie Siler
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 60 pages | ISBN 9781491798324
E-Book | 60 pages | ISBN 9781491798331
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

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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