I have been lost since May 27th, when my 21 year old son who suffers from depression and ADHD due to a brain injury went off the rails and landed himself in jail. Really, my history of trouble with him goes back 8 years, but this incident has just brought everything to a head. While his crime is bad, no one got hurt, but his behavior was dangerous and we have been trying to get the DA to give him a plea deal for almost 8 months now. After 8 months, they have gone from 17 years to 15. Our lawyer and everyone is in shock about this. My son is scared out of his mind. I have found many other cases where people have been given a work release program to 5 or 6 years. There are cases where people were callously killed and received 10 years. Now we go to the judge to see if he thinks differently than the DA. I hope so with all my heart, but I fear that he will side with them or still come up with an overly long sentence to appease them. My biggest fear is that this will be so overwhelming for my son, that he will kill himself. My heart is breaking for this damaged boy who I totally love. I had been feeling very isolated and alone with this situation and haven't even told many people what is going on. When this type of thing happens, you think you are the only one experiencing this type of thing, but I see from reading the threads that there are many of us in the same situation and it's wonderful to see the support and love being given to each other. Thank you to whoever created this site.