What not to do in front of a judge


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What not to do in front of a judge

By Cassandra Foster. CREATED Feb 6, 2013

MIAMI -  Flipping the bird in court.

One Florida woman giving the judge the middle-finger at a bond hearing before getting a judicial thumbs-down in return.

Eighteen-year-old Penelope Soto getting nearly a month behind bars for contempt of court after flipping off Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat.

Police arresting Soto for illegal possession of Xanax.

The teen getting belligerent after Rodriguez-Chomat raised her bond from five to ten thousand dollars.

But even before Soto gave him the one-finger salute, they weren't exactly seeing eye-to-eye. 

The exchange starting with the worth of Soto's jewelry escalating into the hike in bail, and the middle finger.