My friend has a prior for 487a from when he was 19 that he got probation for. When he was 20, he had a probation violation because he picked up a new case for a 470 charge. His lawyer consolidated the sentence of the new case with the old one and he got 5 years formal probation. Just 4 months ago he picked up another 487a case and his lawyer struck another no jail deal for him. He told me that his lawyer told him that if you're young and non violent and have a a well known lawyer you will never get jail. Is this true? Thank you in advance.