I have a friend who is on parole, & was sleeping w/a girl who lived in another county- During one of his visits, he purchased a computer from her, but failed to pay her in a timely fashion. Her retaliation was to call the police & accuse him of "sexual conduct w/o permission"... (while she was sleeping)- She is on physc. meds., & her phsyicritrist is the one who convinced her to make the call-- He happened to get a red-light ticket during said visit; which placed him in that county on said date.... In his state of total duress, he admitted doing said charges to a police officer-- Needless to say, he is sitting in State Prison waiting to be pulled out to court - My question is, if she comes to her senses; & drops the charges, what then???? What if the D.A. picks it up????? Do they still need her testimony in court, or can they use his statement alone to hang him???? I'm sure they will appoint him a Public Defender once they pull him out to court; but, I'm sure he needs a "street Lawyer"-- who will put up a fight - What do his chances look like????? Any & all comments appreciated!!!!