The way Poe got completely boned by the judge (just for being a vet) thanks to his own lawyer's bad advice.
"If this thing goes bad, Larkin, I don't think my daughter will... understand. If you speak to my wife again, you tell her that I love her. She's my hummin'bird. But, I couldn't leave a fallen man behind. You'll do that for me, won't you, Larkin?"