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Hello there Jay --
When you state that the victim, etc all rule for probation do you mean that she stipulates to 10 years in jail but she will receive probation for that time period?
How much time is she looking at if she does not take this deal ?
Sorry for taking so long to get to you. But, No, everyone wants her to only get probation. The Prosecutor wants to give her time. 20years, but if she takes the deal, she'll get a open 10years. I've seen way more severe cases then this and they got just probation. Besides, If you met her you would feel the same. Shes looking at an open ten if she agrees to pleading guilty to those counts metioned earlier.
I wish I could tell you exactly what to do but you know that it is difficult from this vantage point. When a person has criminal charges like these brought against them, the deck is really stacked up against them if they have evidence that the person committed the crime. If the state has to spend the money on a full trial then they are going to be annoyed and you know that they will ask for the maximum and will most likely get close to it. That is why a careful weighing of the evidence is in order and if there is a chance that she will be found guilty then she may want to take the deal and hope that she does just get the probation. If she is able to get just the probation then she really needs to keep her record clean from this point forward because if anything happens again then she will have the book thrown at her.