The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
“There are no two people that are exactly alike. We don’t do a comparative analysis. It’s foolish to listen to someone who fancies himself a paralegal and is wearing an orange jumpsuit.” ~ New Jersey Superior Court Judge Thomas V. Manahan explained to John Morano, who may withdraw a prior guilty plea to bank robbery, why his argument at his sentencing hearing – that he should get less time than another bank robber who netted more money from his exploits – is an epic fail.
Morano’s fellow prisoner, David Wheeler Coates, got six years after stealing $10,000. Morano is also facing six years, but thinks he should get less since he only got away with $100.
The judge has given Morano a week to reconsider his position, with the helpful advice that he should only listen to his real lawyer.
Source: Asbury Park Press