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Your daughter is going to be given a score sheet, when she goes to court. This sheet will list the felonies she is charged with and each felony carries a certain number, assigned to it. The higher degree of felony, the higher the points assigned to it. The prosecutor will add up her total points and if she scores a certain number, she could be facing prison time. If she is under the number, the State has the discretion on the offer to make her. If she has a clean record, it is most likely the State will offer her a probationary sentence. Since your daughter is sitting in jail, they may also give her credit for time served and release her once her case is resolved. If she cant afford a lawyer, she will be appointed a public defender. Once the PD looks at the facts of her case, they will be able to decide if she should fight the charges against her, or take a plea bargain.