Q: Can a lawyer force you to plead out on a high class felony when you do not understand charge or what they changed it to
I was charged with conspiracy with intent to deliver methamphetamines I was charged with this charge due to phone calls to a young man who was them taken into custody by feds. Hired an attorney we went to court a couple of times I was getting ready to go to rehab trying to get into rehab I'm disabled I draw disability and I have Medicare Medicaid it's very hard to find a rehab to take someone like this and I've been working on it for over a year I had pneumonia and was sick for about actually I was sick for a month-and-a-half and I didn't get to get in rehab because I was sick we went back to court and a lawyer went in to get more time come back out and it was like talking to a different person he forced me into taking a plea I've not been in a lot of trouble so I really don't know everything there is to know but he forced me to plead you something I should have never received I have three felonies from 12 years ago I haven't been in trouble in any time since I'm confused
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