Criminal Defense of the Day: “I'm An Unemployed Wine Taster”


Imagine you're a vagrant wino (in these times, not hard to imagine). You get picked up by Newport Beach police. How to explain the stink on the breath… the unwashed clothes… the sad look in your eyes?

From Corona Del Mar Today:

Two transient men were arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct
and public intoxication at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to police
reports.

The men, who were arrested at Begonia Avenue and East Coast
Highway, both had bail set at $500.

One man told police his occupation was wine taster — but that he was currently unemployed. The other listed no occupation.

To be fair, wine tasting does seem like a pretty competitive job market. It's not hard to imagine there are a good number of those guys who have been laid off.  Where's their bailout?

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