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the defense requested leniency in light of their client's lack of a prior criminal record
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Against that backdrop, leniency for violent offenders has still been a tough sell politically.
Duffin ruled that authorities had inappropriately promised the then-16-year-old leniency in exchange for his confession.
The State Auditor’s office said the department’s leniency in inspecting entities put the public’s health at risk during that time.
Though Lawrence John Ripple pleaded guilty to bank robbery in January and could have spent up to 37 months in prison, his attorney and federal prosecutors asked a U.S. District Court judge for leniency.
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.
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