My friend is awaiting trial. It is her first, although serious, offense. She has been offered a plea deal but does not want to take it because of the appearance that it means she is guilty. She wants to be heard in court, but is scared of the chance she is taking on a jury. She wants to know if there are any other please available besides guilty and not guilty.*She has a court-appointed lawyer who is doing all they can to help my friend. She asked me to put this question out there just to see what another lawyer might have to say.