Not My Pants – Or Failing To Pay Attention

by Richard Jones  - May 23, 2023

Not My Pants – Or Failing To Pay Attention

– GT, Texas


One of my favorite questions ever asked to a client by a cop was “are those your pants?”.

He was referring to the pants my client was WEARING. Instead of saying, “these aren’t my pants” he said that they were his pants.

Because of that, the cop searches him and finds cocaine in the pocket and he gets charged with possession. I would never encourage lying to the police or in any investigation, but if the cop is giving you a possible out, why not take it? My client perhaps should have said….”nope, they’re not my pants.”

Maybe you picked up someone else’s pants while you were staying with a relative. Maybe you borrowed the clothes from someone else. The bottom line is listen to what’s being asked, you may be able to use it later.

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Richard Jones

Austin criminal defense attorney Richard Jones. This legal practice is dedicated to helping individuals like you—those caught in the crosshairs of criminal allegations and in dire need of dependable legal counsel. Richard also proficient in handling allegations related to theft crimes and is prepared to assist you during this stressful time.