My question involves criminal law for the state of: Kentucky
The defendant in this case has 4 co-defendants. Court appointed attorney met with defendant at jail and told her if she took case to trial she would get 3 times more than the one and only offer that she had received.(5 yrs pretrial diversion), and would be released from jail that day. She was told she had no other choice in the matter but to accep this one offer and go on with it. She did. 2 weeks later while hanging with some friends, cops pulled up, ask her what she was doing around a felon. She was not aware of this, the boy had just gotten there and was going to leave before police arrived. That messed her up on 5 year pre-trial, then she gets drug court. That lasts 6 days, she was put back in jail for not being to urinate enough. She had pneumonia and spent 2 days in local hospital, while in the hospital she supposedly missed meeting with drug court and they absconded her. She gave up and went on the run. That lasted approximately 4 months until she was caught. She went back in front of Judge and he gave her her original 5 years. She has stayed the required time and she applied for parole. They gave it to her but she has to complete a SAP program at a different facility and it could take up to 12 months. I personally think this is an overkill on punishment. In the meantime, her co-defendants are still awaiting trial for November. What if they are all found not guilty and here she is with a forced guilty plea and a felony record? What can be done about this? I know there has to be someting to untangled the web of deception. Everything about this is WRONG! Please any help would be greatly appreciated.