A mom charged for running the red light attended a court hearing with her daughter whom she didn’t realize would be deciding her fate that day. The sweet girl defended her mom with a clever point, which had everyone inside the room laughing. The innocence and wit of the child is what seemingly convinced Judge Frank Carpio dismiss the case.
Judge Carpio, for the uninitiated, hails from Providence and is a chief municipal judge who leads a TV show called “Caught in Providence.” The judge has actually gained popularity and earned the respect of a huge fandom because of the kindness and compassion he demonstrated towards the accused in the past episodes.
On “Caught in Providence,” you will see Judge Carpio attend to several small cases such as traffic and parking violations as well as minor misdemeanors. His televised works in the show are genuine and actual offenses made by real people.
And just recently, one of the episodes made a buzz online when the famous judge dropped a decision based on a little girl’s point of defense. Though it’s not the first time that the judge showed empathy and consideration for the accused, this one caught the interest of many because of the witty reasoning of the child. As a matter of fact, a video of the said episode has gone viral. Let’s revisit the full narrative below.
Alexa, the daughter of an accused woman who ran through the red light, joined the judge in watching a footage of her mom’s car bypassing the traffic lights. In the video, a man was seen standing on the roadside as her mother’s vehicle passed on the street.
After watching the short clip, Judge Carpio asked the kid’s help in making a decision. He asked, “Should I dismiss the case?”
The girl, who appears a bit shy, answered with an affirmative. Of course she wants the case dismissed. It’s her mom we are talking about here.
But the judge needs further explanation. He can’t just dismiss the case just because a little lady said so.
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