This seems a case of some legal gents being flumoxed by a pretty face, or was it late in the day and they were desperate for last orders at the local hostelry? This is from 1812:
COMMON SCOLD- Hannah Monroe, a decent-looking young woman was indicted for misdemeanour being a Common Scold and disrupter of the public peace. She pleaded not guilty and Mr Guries, who was counsel for the Prosecution, asserted that the lady looked so quiet now the Prosecution hoped the would give no more case for complaint. Therefore he was instructed to call no witnesses, and she was, of course, acquitted.