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Would you rather spend 1 year in prison or receive 5 years of probation with very severe restrictions? Could you envision a probationary sentence that was more severe than a custodial sentence?
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I would rather accept 1 year in prison than 5 years of severe restrictions. I think being patient with in 1 year in prison is easier than waiting for 5 years of different restrictions. [ [ I think custodial sentence is a very difficult and harsh sentence that a person can experience regarding probationary sentence. ] Expert answered|hazellereyes|Points 0| ]
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Well plea bargains are VERY common for offenders who have priors. They have a strong incentive to work their cases out for a lesser sentence. Why do you think prosecutors often plea the very violent and serious cases as well as the lesser ones?
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, I agree with you if the judge can hear the case out then the person may have a better chance of leniency, or if they deserve to go to jail for a number of years they will have that decision made by the judge, and the person may feel the have a better chance at their sentence.
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I know that there are some attorneys who don't want to know the whole truth, just the details they need to know. I don't know if that makes them feel better representing a client that could be quilty or what? I also know that the client attorney privileage can be broke if it puts someone's life in danger or danger to the client themselves.
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Now while I agree with you that we want the client to feel comfortable knowing they can tell their attorney the whole truth do you think the attorney wants to know the whole truth? Specifically I am asking if you think as an attorney you would ask your client if they were guilty or not?
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