Judge Joe Brown says couldn’t stand idly by while an injustice was done, and that he ended up paying for it with jail time. But the TV judge tells PEOPLE exclusively that he would do it again in a heartbeat.
“A citizen was being gravely mistreated,” Brown, who presided over the CBS arbitration show Judge Joe Brown from 1998-2013, says. “I couldn’t allow that to happen. I had an opportunity to stand up for her and I took it.”