We are going on our third per prelim hearing which is on January 28 th 2013. Trying to plea out with the D.A. And my confidence in our attorney is diminishing greatly. Very frustrated. They said he is looking at 12 years in prison or minimal 9 years. DA wants to plea out 365 days straight in county with felony and no strike..straight time no half time...we don't think it's a good plea at all and our attorney says its all due to his prior and strike. That it's weighing heavy on how good the plea is going to be. Our attorney also advised us if my son had no strike he would of got 4 months with half time and 52 weeks of anger management class...please can you tell me if the romero act is helpful in our case...thanks so much. Desperate to get my 20 year old son out.9/12year sentence is worse case scenario only if it goes to trial. If we plea out , the DA offered 365straight with no half, felony. But we are going to the last pre lim before trial. So if he takes the offer off table then trial we go and my son goes to state prison. The girl who made allegations told the truth and said he didn't hit her and also wrote a letter along with her parents telling judge the same thing. He was charged last year with 3 years probation community service and fine. He's had zero police contact held a job and community service done and restitution being paid. My son is losing faith in the attorney and we are too. We feel the deal should be better, lesser. Or if we have a chance with the Romero act I would love to bring it up with my attorney if we have a shot at it.