You paid your lawyer so it seems logical that you should talk to him or her and ask these questions. that's the person who has the file, all the evidence, etc. You're going to get better advice from a bunch of attorneys (for free) who know far less about your case.
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Your lawyer is in a far better position to advise you than strangers in this online forum. You lawyer has all he facts and is familiar with your background as well as the tendencies of the judge and prosecution in your courthouse. Trust your lawyer. If you still have doubts, consult with another local, experienced criminal defense attorney.
Attorneys Goldstein and Solis gave you great advice. Consult with your attorney first. If you are unsure or unsatisfied with what he's telling you, you are free to discuss the case with another experienced attorney.
Take your lawyer's advice. You're not doing yourself any favors by trying to get second opinions on his advice. He knows your situation intimately backwards and forwards, trust him.
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