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he needs to have an attorney who will take the time to examine how the confession was taken - to try to get it thrown out -
it is possible it the method in which it was taken/given is out of line with rights under the US Constitution, etc
If the confession were no good, then would they want to take him to trial. If they have no evidence, why would he accept any plea bargin which essentially is pleading guilty ?
the lawyer needs to see how the confession was obtained - were his rights read to him, did he waive having an attorney present - was he under duress. yes, if there is no confession that was legally obtained, then it would not make sense to take a plea bargain - without the confession, it appears, they have nothing