Woman jailed for low-riding shorts
A New Orleans woman was jailed for ten days after she went to court in low-riding shorts which revealed her underwear.
Kimberly Senette, 23, had only gone to court to urge her brother Lawrence Senette, 18, to accept a plea deal.
But Judge Steve Windhorst took a dim view of her revealing outfit and locked her up for contempt of court, reports the Times-Picayune newspaper.
Miss Senette was wearing knee-length shorts which revealed her pants and the top of her buttocks, according to a witness.
When Judge Windhorst questioned her appearance, she said she had to remove her belt when going through a security checkpoint at the courtroom entrance.
She ended up being handcuffed and seated a row behind her brother as he eventually accepted a 12-year prison sentence in exchange for his guilty plea to carjacking and battery charges.
"It certainly is not unheard of for a judge to hold a person in contempt for disruptive or disorderly dress in court," said Dane Ciolino, a Loyola University law professor