Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer, Thomas Lewis Edwards’ Mugshot Posted Next To His Own Online Ad After Being Arrested For DUI Hit & Run
Thomas Lewis Edward (why do lawyers always use their full name like serial killers?) is a criminal defense attorney in Gainesville, Florida who ended up on the other side of the tracks this past weekend getting arrested for a hammered hit and run. Yeah. Lawyers are people too… Who knew. The funny thing to me is who smiles for their driver’s license much less their own mugshot! Ironically Edwards commented about mugshots during an interview back in 2007!!
“Mug shots, unfortunately, are never good pictures. They’ve usually got people who are in compromised positions, They arrest you and you’re not looking so good. They’re not going to give you a plastic comb. They are not going to concern themselves if you look like crap. Short of someone turning themselves in at the jail, most people can’t prepare for getting their mug shot taken, Edwards said. Legally, he added, there’s nothing a defense lawyer can do about a bad mug shot except make sure it doesn’t prejudice a jury that will hear the case.
Then WTF is he so happy about?? He must be a happy drunk! Wonder if he’ll represent himself at the preliminary hearing… At least his TV ad is semi-compelling: