So, 1) was the court order properly served on him?
2) Did the court order prohibit the behavior he was engaged in?
3) Did he violate the court order?
Sheriff Joe says “Yes.”
Thereby relieving the prosecution of the burden of proving that he violated the court order, regardless of the fact that Sheriff Joe immediately follows the “Yes” with “But I didn’t know I was violating it!”.
Yeah right. Try that on a traffic cop someday… “Okay, I was speeding 20mph over the speed limit, but I didn’t mean to! I didn’t know I was violating the speed limit!” On a road with a plainly marked speed limit. See how far it gets you. Probably not far :).
– Badtux the Snarky Penguin