My daughter had her probation revoked due to violations. During her revocation hearing her public defender did very little to defend her. Her p.o. recommended 9 months in jail, saying she would not do well in prison system. She is a drug addict, not a hardened criminal.She got prison time instead as prosecuter wanted. After leaving the court room her public defender said "this may be unethical to say, but I think the judge made the right decision." I did not care for that comment at all. It made me feel as if he did not try at all to defend her. Most of the time, judges make a ruling based upon recommendation of p.o. I feel she got blasted by judge, prosecuter and public defender.