Lawyer Punched In The Face In Court – By His Client

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By Legal Cheek on

Shocking footage from a crowded US courtroom, where a defendant in an assault case punched his lawyer in the jaw after being sentenced to 15 years in prison earlier this week.

The Herald Online explains that after the melee, the presiding judge added six months to the defendant’s 15-year sentence – the maximum penalty for contempt of court in the US.