My last name was misspelled when I was originally booked in jail. It is the most common way it is misspelled, and also changes the pronunciation. It was fixed later. Although it didn't bother me, a total of 5 different prosecutors mispronounced my last name each time I was called before the judge. I do not have a difficult last name to pronounce and it is extremely common. My defense attorney who knew me well and knew my name pronounced my last name the same as the prosecutor would incorrectly. What is the purpose of this? Are they trying to upset me, or mock me? I thought it to be weird that such "educated" people were unable to read a name and call my last name properly each court date. Eventually the bailiff would call my case and the judge always pronounced it properly.
There is no legal question here. They pronounced your name wrong...happens all the time to people ... There's no conspiracy
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It sounds like an honest mistake, but it's nonetheless frustrating. I wouldn't worry about it, and I would focus more on the case by getting an attorney.
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I seriously doubt there is anything tactical going on here. Many people have a name that is pronounced differently in different parts of the country, or even the state. Also, once a person forms an impression in their mind about how to pronounce your name, it can require conscious effort to change to the correct pronunciation. Attorneys in court have much bigger fish to fry than paying attention to that.
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