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Many times public defenders seek the easy way out by advising to take a plea. If he has not done anything and there is no evidence proving that he stole the vehicle beyond a reasonable doubt your son should not take a plea but should go to trial as the prosecutor has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt by actual evidence that your son stole the car. Your son needs to sit with his attorney and actually review the evidence that the prosecutor has to properly evaluate whether or not he should take the plea. If the evidence is strong against him, then he would need to listen to his attorney.
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