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originally posted by: Darkblade71
a reply to: Merlynn
And that is why, if you can avoid it, you don't use a public defender.
I am just guessing, but that is exactly what they tell people a lot of the time when they go into court using one.
Never plead guilty, or accept a lesser charge if you did nothing wrong.
As to the OPs story.
I could see that as a threat under the right circumstances. If he has a history of domestic violence, or threats, and gazed at his wife while cutting up the watermelon...yeah, that would be a threat, especially if she had just busted him with the drugs.
I'm sure there is a lot more to the story that people don't know.