Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 2 months ago

What would happen if I refused to call a judge “your honor” while on trial?

If you refuse to refer to the judge in any sort of honorable way just for being a judge...instead referring to them as you would a plumber, cashier or other occupation. Like for example if you referred to the judge as “that dude”

9 Answers

  • 2 weeks ago

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  • david
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    An actual "refusal" can land you in jail for 30 days due to contempt of court. 

  • Bruce
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    What would happen? That depends on each individual judge. You could do it in a dozen different courtrooms and get a dozen different responses. Don't count on any of those responses to  be favorable. though. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Depends on the Judge - disrespect the Judge = disrespect the Court = disrespect the legal system.  I've seem people held in contempt.  I've seen juries decide that the person on trial was flippant and rude, probably guilty.

    If you are looking forward to being found guilty it's a good idea.

    For "just being a judge?"  Laughable.

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  • 2 months ago

    That would not help your case very much. You might get a longer sentence or bigger fine if you annoy the judge, or the death penalty if he is having a bad day, depending on what you are accused of. 

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You would likely be warned you were in contempt of court...continue to do it and you would be removed and placed in a court cell "to think about your behaviour" and taken before the judge once you have

  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They can find you in "contempt" and fine you or send you to jail.

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Nothing as Judges in the U.K. seldom address a criminal in the dock, they address the Barrister.

  • 2 months ago

    They can dismiss you from the court room and make a decision without giving you a chance to represent yourself.

    Believe they can also get you for contempt of court.

    You're not exactly in a position to be disrespectful to the person who is in charge of making a decision about your near future

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