But there are occupational hazards. Case in point, this story published in The Pottstown Mercury.
Reporter Carl Hessler Jr. writes from a Norristown courtroom:
With emotion and obvious concern, a Montgomery County defense lawyer recalled the fear she felt after receiving sexually offensive letters from a defendant she once represented.Read the full story at the newspaper's Web site.
"I was afraid for my family and my own safety," the woman testified during the trial of her alleged stalker Kinna Hubert, who she once represented in a retail theft case. "He talks about sexually explicit things, also with violence and guns, in his letters. I know he's never going to stop. He's never going to stop writing to me."
Several times the woman took long pauses to regain her composure and appeared to choke back tears as she recalled the disturbing content of Hubert's letters in which he described her body and talked about having a sexual relationship with her.
"My love can turn to hate if you get on my bad side," Hubert allegedly wrote in one letter that was sent to the woman's office, according to testimony.
Judge William R. Carpenter, presiding at a non-jury trial, convicted Hubert, 30, of Philadelphia, of charges of harassment and stalking in connection with his conduct. Hubert was acquitted of a charge of disorderly conduct.