I took a guilty plea on Friday, a fair run-of-the-mill drug case in which the defendant received a short stint in the county jail (I hadn't negotiated the deal, I just happened to be the ADA there to handle the plea itself).
After the papers were signed, the defendant was brought out and the judge made sure all was proper and correct. At the end, as always, the judge wished the defendant good luck at which point the defense lawyer (who shall remain nameless) turned to the client and said:
"Okay then. Next time, don't get caught."
Good advice from lawyer to client? Or just realism?