Originally Posted by LittleDi
Alright then, lets go with the honor roll.
If you are honorable 99.99% of the time, does that mean you should be free to get away with murder 0.01% of the time?
Since you decided to link to murder, and bring in the real world, I'll bring forth my experience. I'm a paralegal at a law firm, so I'll have a field day with you.
If someone is convicted of a minor offense, they'll often be let off with a warning, or, the more likely factor, be let off with a significantly reduced sentence.
If someone is convicted of a major offense, rather than having them placed in a maximum security prison with rapists and murderers and such, they'd often be considered more lightly for their first offense and given less time in a higher security prison, less time in a lower security prison, or same time but in a low security prison.
In real life, if someone is honorable 99.9% of the time, they're often pardoned or given reduced sentences as a result.