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I did not receive a cop out or whatever you call it that the judge promises you if you plea guilty. I ended up getting a new attorney because the one that was hired by me was from a big law firm and I felt like she didn't care for me and just wanted to get it over with as quick as possible. I felt like I was forced into pleaing guilty and the attorney looked lost in court and as soon as my new charge was brought up and I got a 10,000 dollar cash bond no serutey I fired her as soon as I got out and my bondmen introduced me to a new attorney that I really feel like is doing the best for me and cares for me as a person not just a client. I am diagnosed as bi-polar and all my past offenses alcohol was involved and they all were in late fall and winter in Michigan. I was told by a couple psychiatrists that they think I have seasonal depression. I am an alcohol abuser, I am not reliant on the stuff and drinking on my bi-polar meds made my decisions worse and the first charge came and I kept self medicating and then got in an accident drunk and was taken to the hospital with blood drawn and concussed with 9 staples in my head. I then was taken to the va mental hospital for suicide ideation. I have been sober since Jan. 1st the night of the accident and moved back in with my parents because I have lost my license over this and my dad has been driving me around to all my appointments and attending AA with me for he is 3 years sober himself and use to be a serious alcoholic that would drink every day. That is not me though I abused and just kept digging myself into more depression and self medicating to make me feel better and now it has made me feel so bad with the reproccusions now that I am facing. I am scared for jail and I am scared for my life. Jail is punishment...I need treatment and to keep on my medications which they will not prescribe me there. I would much rather go inpatient then go to jail, but I don't want to delay the court proceedings and I really just want to end this. I know it is a set back, but jail is so terrible. I am such a good person at heart but my mental disorder and trouble is holding me back. Jail will take away a lot of things like school, my business, my treatment, my pride. Thank you for a quick response.
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