I guess this is getting more confusing for everyone. Dances With Wolves - Is Star....really it's me. Or what is left of me. Yesterday we met with the Public Defender. She's a petite, mousey, quiet little woman. Diploma on her wall says she's a recent graduate from the College of Charleston. I am hoping for our sake dynamite comes in small packages. According to her - attempted burglary 2nd degree is a 15 year sentence. The solicitor wants a guilty plea or go to trial. If they go to trial it's Dudes word against the police who at best have a weak statement but add their suspicions to a business owner who wants to see someone from "That HOME" hang - and the kid who made up this whole dumb story and more than likely Dude is going to jail for 15 years. It does not look good. Makes me want to run up there and just swear out a statement to the police that I SAW the 2 cops BREAK INTO my car - and then have them arrested because Apparently that and a corroborating witness are all you need to have a kid put away for 15 years. Our state treasurer was recently found dealing, using cocaine and that jerk got 9 months and MORE time off if he gives names of other people that were in on the drug deal with him. Of course they flew him to NM for a post drug rehab stint. -yet MY kid gets 15 years beause someone saw in in the neighborhood and another idiot signed a statement typed by the police??? And it's a lie? I can't take this - I'm not doing well. I feel like all the justice in the world is gone. Hell - the kid down the street robbed an elderly man at gunpoint with 4 other boys and his sentence is 12 years......WTH?