These are just a few simple words, yet they’re almost guaranteed to turn a bright-eyed, hopeful lawyer into a darkly-muttering, frustrated one. Y’see, sometimes there ain’t a simple answer to what seems like a straightforward question because it all….depends.
It depends, dear enquirer, because what may seem reasonable to one party, might not be so reasonable to the other party. And no, I can’t give you any more information on the probable response by a judge or sheriff to your case because your case is entirely individual; the facts and circumstances in it are unique, and will have to be considered on their own merits. If you like, I could dig out a case from the 1800s that may relate to sheep, or suchlike, but I can tell you now, it’s not going to help you one little bit.
How nice a mood I am at the time in can be estimated by how sympathetic I sound when I deliver this information….