As if going to court wasn't already stressful enough — for one thing, you have to wake up early, and in most cases, think ahead and buy a suit — sometimes you have to deal with a Machiavellian mastermind working against you. Whether you're being sued, getting divorced, or just dealing with a plain ol' DA prosecuting you for your many, many crimes, there's always an opponent in court, and they could very well be looking to screw you over.
Of course, getting your butt handed to you legally is the kind of thing we always assume happens to other people, like having your house broken into, or winning the lottery. But the lawyers of the internet responded to an Ask Reddit thread wondering about the worst ways people have been screwed over in court, by lawyers or the jury and their responses show that it can happen to anyone.
Here are some of our favorite lawyer stories. And remember, the nicer your suit, the less likely you are to be convicted!