Crime

State Attorney Candidate Jim Lewis's Five Craziest Court Cases

Broward State Attorney Mike Satz, who has held the office for 837 years and counting, has rarely faced a serious challenger in his reelection bids. This November, he'll be running against Republican Jim Lewis, a Fort Lauderdale lawyer who most recently ran (unsuccessfully) for attorney general.

The main talking point of that bid was his wonderful but quixotic proposal to legalize medical marijuana. Satz has been criticized for being too hard on punishing drug abusers.

In private practice, Lewis has amassed a fascinating troupe of clients who would test the mettle of even the best defense attorney. Below, we list our favorite cases.