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Offline cybercoma

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But if you don't have enough money or are a pro-bono client, they'll encourage you to plead guilty regardless of whether you are or not. 
Unfortunately true and they shouldn't.

This is one of the key reasons I'm against mandatory minimum sentencing. It takes judgment away from the courts, namely the judges and juries, and it puts it into the hands of the prosecutors. They get people to plead guilty to lesser charges to avoid mandatory sentencing. Research has shown that a lot of times innocent people get put away from these. I have no idea why someone would plead guilty to something they didn't do, but when they think that the odds are stacked against them and believe they're getting off easy, they'll probably do anything.