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Haven't told my parents about my decision yet...
1 week ago ·
I'm 23/f and have been charged with a felony crime that I did not commit. My parents had to hire me a lawyer since I couldn't afford to do so on my own. After weighing all my options with him, I've decided to accept a plea deal, despite being innocent.
If I insist on taking this to trial, it's gonna be a real crapshoot. We have no way of proving my innocence and the prosecution could very well convince the jury that I am in fact guilty as charged. By taking the deal, I'll only be sentenced to a year in prison. If I fight this and lose, I'm looking at spending more time away than that for sure.
I haven't told my parents about my decision yet. Right now I just want to be able to enjoy Thanksgiving with them as much as possible. I plan on breaking the news next week. I know they won't be happy. I mean, what kind of parent wants to see their kid in jail? But unfortunately, this is sadly the best option available to me. I just hope I can get them to see that.