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Asked on: 11/01/13, 7:42 am

range County, CA, I am being charged with petty theft with a prior (666(a)/484(a)/488 PC), + an old under the influence & a jaywalking ticket. My public defender doesn't seem to be willing to fight my case & keeps telling me to plea guilty and take the offer the DA is offering, which is about 248 days in jail with half. I really can't be away that long because I have a wife and child to support. I asked if it would be possible to do Communitty Work Program, but my PD said that its not an option for me. Should I try to get better council? Or does it sound like she is right & I really have that few options if I do plea guilty?

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