Pleading to the new case could very well result in your probation being violated.
You need to proceed very cautiously. On unsupervised probation, the only condition is that you not violate any laws, which means if you are found to have violated the law in this new case it's a violation of your probation.
Although you could go to jail, it's not usually the court's first choice for a juvenile accused of a nonviolent crime. Nothing is guaranteed, but you would likely get some kind of probation if convicted. Good luck with your case!
You can file for a restraining order. Also, filing a false police report is a crime. Keep track of everything. And protect your boyfriend by never leaving him alone with your niece until this is all over. It's sad, but people have been convicted of child sexual abuse based on false allegations.
It's hard to tell exactly what's going in here, but it seems likely your attorney was talking to the prosecution in hypotheticals regarding cooperation.
I can't imagine he or she simply told the prosecuti
I can't say whether the plea is a good idea, but I can tell you that New Mexico does not have a "three strikes and you're out" rule like some states.
New Mexico does have what's called "habitual" time, which enhances the penalties on a felony if a person has a prior felony conviction(s).
Habitual time gives 1 additional year for one prior felony conviction, 4 additional years for two prior felony convictions, and 8 additional years for three or more prior convictions. However, to...
You have the right to remain silent and not cooperate with law enforcement if you choose. You also have the right to be an informant if you choose.
Be very careful when cooperating with law enforcement, especially regarding the promises they make. It's a prosecutor, not law enforcement, that gets to make the decision on whether or not you will face charges, so promises from law enforcement can be completely hollow.
Law enforcement sometimes tells people in your situation they will "...
I agree with Mr. Aarons, but I also think there isn't enough information about your case to figure out what's likely to happen.
The best advice now, which you have already been given by Mr. Aarons, is remain silent. You don't have to make a statement to anyone, and it can hurt your case to make statements.
It's perfectly fine for you to tell anyone who wants to talk to you about this case that you want to speak to a lawyer before you make any statements.
Mitigating circumstances don't equal dismissal. Do not assume because you have a compelling issue in the case that you can simply explain that to the judge and he or she will then dismiss the case.
If you need to get this case dismissed, then you should either hire a lawyer or request the judge appoint a public defender to help you.