If he has a probation violation without any evidence in his defense that he did not commit the violation, then a deal for only 1/2 of the time (approximately) that he can get on the violation is not a bad deal. If he has evidence on someone that they want then he needs to get his public defender to work out a better deal in exchange for that evidence. However, aside from working a better deal in exchange for him providing evidence, if he has no defense to the probation violation then he should consider taking the deal.
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