Q: I recently took an attempted theft charge that was in what my lawyer called a "package deal" that I did not commit.
I knew since the day I got arrested for it that somebody had to of used my stolen ID to rent a U-Haul and didn't return it. Finally at court my lawyer says if I want off HIP and my other charges lowered to take the package deal. I never got to see my motion of discovery. She even said that it was returned with no damages but yet I still had to take this charge???
A: You never have to take a charge you always have the right to go to trial but if you want to get off Bond or HIP or other restrictions and you choose to plead guilty you give up many rights including the right to go to trial.
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