Ms. Calabaza has good advice to all defendants: Don't tell the judge to kiss a body part that you sit on. While one assumes this to be a given, an idiot in
Circuit Judge Diane Goodstein promptly held Judith Law in contempt and sentenced her to an additional 90 days. Law challenged appealed the ruling, saying the contemptuous behavior happened outside the presence of the judge. The South Carolina Court of Appeals upheld the judge’s order.
Law is simply no stranger to the court room. In 2003, she pleaded guilty to grand larceny and burglary charges. She was sentenced to five years but the sentence was suspended to time served. She also received three years' probation and paid $300 in restitution.
In September 2005, Law admittedly violated her probation. This caused Judge Goodstein to reinstate the five-year sentence. Law should get three meals and a warm safe bed behind bars, all courtesy of the state.