A lawyer defending a man accused of burglary tried this creative
"My client merely inserted his arm into the window and removed a few
trifling articles. His arm is not himself, and I fail to see how you
can punish the whole individual for an offense committed by his limb."
"Well put," the judge replied. "Using your logic, I sentence the
defendant's arm to one year's imprisonment. He can accompany it or
not, as he chooses."
The defendant smiled. And, with his lawyer's assistance, he detached
his artificial limb, laid it on the bench and walked out.