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"Are you really, really sorry?"
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"We'd prefer a beheading, but we've decided to sue you instead."
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Way too much information on your resume.
"You bludgeoned your cell mate during chapel services, Rhineschreiber! Shame on you!"
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'We ask leniency because the insider trading involved my client's 'social conscience' funds.'
"Since this is only your first offense, and you've been found not guilty, I'll be lenient in my sentencing."
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"Don't plead for leniency solely on the grounds that you're a foodie."
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'Since your offense was only a misdemeanor, our firing squad will pummel you with water balloons instead.'
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'And after I've tucked you in, I'll read you a nice bedtime story.'
"I like my World History teacher. If I get a 'C,' he calls it 'trying hard.' If I get a 'B,' he calls it 'studying hard'."
'Stanley, you are so gullible. So let me guess, one of them slid in with the 'everyone else is asleep and I'm scared' routine again, right?'
'Don't worry, his sentences are usually light and fluffy.'
Kid in corner to parent: 'When will I be eligible for parole?'
'Your Honor, my client asks for leniency inasmuch as his testimony has already cost him a fortune in political capital...'
HM Prison - Lenient Sentences Wing