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the defense requested leniency in light of their client's lack of a prior criminal record
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But Mr. Curley and Mr. Schultz made emotional appeals for leniency before the sentences were handed down.
Texas, Mississippi and Alabama all have rules allowing some leniency on child support for people behind bars.
Oh’s parents requested leniency for the boys and started a fund to help them upon their release.
Killian, meanwhile, embraced Holder’s so-called smart-on-crime approach, which encouraged leniency for offenders who weren’t violent or didn’t play a leadership role in an organization.
In a letter to the judge, Bruder’s parents pleaded for leniency, as did more than a dozen other people who knew the defendant.
After both the prosecution and defense counsels pleaded for leniency so that Walker could work with the police in the future, Judge Judith Potter dismissed the charges against Walker.
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