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Conrad Murray's Lawyers

Will Ask for Probation

11/15/2011 12:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Conrad Murray
's lawyers will ask Judge Michael Pastor for mercy when he's sentenced on November 29 -- mercy in the form of probation ... sources directly connected with the case tell TMZ.

We're told attorneys Mike Flanagan and Ed Chernoff will argue ... Murray has no criminal history, and he's been a model citizen and good doctor for all of his professional life -- except, of course, with the whole Michael Jackson thing.

Sources say Murray's lawyers are getting statements from the doc's patients, to demonstrate his commitment to good medicine. 

Murray faces a maximum of 4 years in State prison, although he will never serve a day in prison because of a new California law.  If Murray is sentenced to 4 years, he'll serve a maximum of 2 in L.A. County Jail, and he could be eligible for house arrest.

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TMZ - ThatThingYourMamaWarnedYouAbout    

Commit suicide already! Save the tax payers some money!

1022 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

I told you LaToya, 4 years probation.

1022 days ago
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kathy    

I don't think they give probation for MURDER...............

1022 days ago
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Joshua    

He's going to get probation in all fairness. Maybe he gets 1year at the very most for jail time. His attorney's have a good argument he's been a model citizen except for the Michael Jackson incident. Before any of you start saying he should do alot more think of yourself if you where charged with a felony and it was your first offense. You would want the lowest possible sentnce

1022 days ago
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jdr    

Come on Harvey. Make up your mind. You criticize one man for not taking action against a pedophile and another for taking appropriate action.

1022 days ago
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Kari    

I didn't realize how comical these lawyers are!! Probation--too funny!

1022 days ago
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nipples mugee    

hey tmz I have a tip for you, the guy next to conrad is jerry sandusky . Go ahead and put the TMZ watermark on it.

1022 days ago
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JiLL1    

Hey, if Lindsay can get probation, this guy will get no more than 2 years. Stop the whining

1022 days ago
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eyecandy    

See? It isn't worth killing yourself over the drama...he'll go FREE

1022 days ago
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aquanet    

What does it take to do any time in the California prison system?

1022 days ago
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AlwaysOnTimeB    

The person in post #1 is not very intelligent. Even if "Dr." Murray goes free, he still won't be a free man. His quality of life will never be the same. He's a guilty man and he will live like a guilty man, in or out of jail. It has nothing to do with whether MJ fans or "rabid" or not. This man took a human life, which is the bottom line. It doesn't matter what you thought about MJ, that doesn't make "Dr." Murray an innocent man. In or out of jail, it doesn't matter because he will still feel like he's in prison no matter where he goes or what he does in life.

1022 days ago
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No comment    

Murray's attorneys should go to jail for that terrible defense they provided. Both rubbed me the wrong way, and their defense was terrible.

1022 days ago
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Kay-Kay    

Murray you are safer just where you are...you should stay in there for your safety. There are a lot of MJ fans out here that are really upset right now. I hope the judge keeps you in there for the public sake.

Now don't get me wrong what you did was very wrong but we still are dealing with the lost of MJ. We don't need to hear anymore bad news.

1022 days ago
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realist    

aquanet: 13 minutes ago

What does it take to do any time in the California prison system?


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Being a serial killer or rapist. anything with a firearm or gang enhancement. Major drug bust. Just to name a few.

1022 days ago
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