They say the worst hit is the one you never see coming. In court, this comes from lawyers and clients doing the research to find the most obscure laws on the books. Talk about getting lawyered.
One I heard from a criminal defense attorney in law school:
His client is driving down a country road at night without any lights on. A police officer is parked off the side of the road and, seeing the man drive by, pulls out behind him to follow him but also doesn’t turn on their headlights. Eventually they pull the man over, and find that he has a lot of cocaine in the cab of his trunk. Charges are brought for possession with intent to distribute…