I'm sorry to hear of your son's dilemma.
Any time spent under the custody of the state awaiting trial
or in a treatment center post-conviction will be treated as time served toward the sentence
Unless you son has significant prior criminal
history, it is likely that he will not go to prison for attempted car theft
. Perhaps a short jail term and probation.
Your son's situation is quite complicated and a public defender---though quite competant---simply does not have the time necessary to give your son's case the time necessary to do the absolute best job.
You are better off with a private defense attorney in this situation.
I wish you and your family the best in 2011.
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