A decent lawyer, a decent plea….
And a decent man. Some may disagree but that is a matter of opinion.
Howard Shaw pleaded guilty for having sex with an underage prostitute. That’s it. And this is his lawyer’s statement to the court, “Mr. Shaw is not asking for any special treatment” given his family background, said his lawyer Harpreet Singh, who asked the judge to impose a fine instead of a prison term as he had made a “honest and reasonable mistake” in believing the girl was at least 18 at the time of the offence.
Howard knew that his indiscretion had infringed the law and would accept the punishment for it like a man.