Monday, March 11, 2013

If you're a lawyer who advertises in a newspaper, complete with your picture, it's probably not a good idea to get arrested.

Screen grab of the mugshot, and the ad, of
lawyer Thomas Lee Edwards in the Gainsville Sun
(click on image to make it bigger)
I say that because the Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, in its online edition, had the mug shot of one Thomas Lee Edwards, arrested for drunken driving, leaving the scene of an accident and other alleged misdeeds.

On the same page as the smiling mug shot of Edwards under arrest, was an advertisement for his law firm, Schackow, Macadante & Edwards, according to Gawker.

Well, at least he got his mug in two places on one page, I guess that increases the advertising saturation for his firm. Or not.

When I checked late Monday morning, I saw that the ad for Edwards' law firm had been removed from the paper's mugshot web page.

While preparing for a defense, at least Edwards has an advantage. He can act as his own lawyer, thereby avoiding all those pesky attorneys fees.

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