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I decided on 101 reasons as I didn’t want to depress the entire legal profession by having 1,001.
Paul Brennan, Lawyer, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

#23 They hate kids

Q. My son has taken over my garden shed, where he and his friends smoke drugs. Ironically, I have always encouraged my son to bring his friends home. He is 16 years old.

T.B, Berkshire UK.

Madam, if drugs are being consumed on your premises, you are committing an offence. I realise that as you have decided to write to me rather that go into the shed and belt him, discipline is not an option. Watching the Bill or other police type dramas may help to prepare you for the eventual knock. You will notice that the criminal always confesses in the last few minutes and in police jargon is “as good as gold”. This is not for you. Keep a lawyer’s number handy, say nothing and let a jury decide. Just hope that some of the jury have teenagers themselves.

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