Client: "I can't go to prison for 20 years on this little charge."lv Skelly
Me: You're accused of having stolen something worth more than $200. That's a grand larceny and carries a maximum penalty of 20 years. The judge could sentence you to that, but (speaking quickly so Client cannot interrupt) I've never seen anyone get more than 5 years and your sentencing reccomendation is for 3 months. That's your most likely sentence.
Client: I ain't doing three months on this little charge.
16 February 2006
I ain't trying to go to prison.
This is LOL funny. I have a variation of that conversation at least once a week, if not far more often. The main difference is that my clients insist on calling it "this little charge", as in
Author: Ken Lammers on 2/16/2006