There’s an oft-forgotten corner of this world where pretentiousness meets disposable income. This is the realm of the vanity license plate.
Either luckily or tragically, the legal industry is no stranger to the vanity plate and that’s why we run this occasional feature.
Today’s entry comes to us from the Peach State, where an eagle-eyed tipster caught this confusing entry.
This seems like a bad strategy because you’re just begging to get pulled over because you’ve already done half the work for the cops — there’s no denying that you have mens rea.
What’s the message here? Is this a defense attorney bragging about their field? Because it looks like somebody celebrating criminal intent, which isn’t usually what you’re after in a defense attorney. “AQUIT” or “1NNC3NT” or “RDOU8T” would seem like better options for promoting your commitment to the criminal defense tribe.
Is this a crim law professor honoring a favorite lecture? That would explain the Mazda, I suppose.
Perhaps most troubling of all is the numeral “3,” suggesting that some other Georgian already locked down the actual “MENSREA” plate. So many questions.
As always, thanks to our tipster network for sending pics like these in. Remember to send us any law-related license plates you may see by email.
Joe Patrice is a senior editor at Above the Law and co-host of Thinking Like A Lawyer. Feel free to email any tips, questions, or comments. Follow him on Twitter if you’re interested in law, politics, and a healthy dose of college sports news. Joe also serves as a Managing Director at RPN Executive Search.